Karen IrwinKaren Irwin is the Sustainable Local Government Lead for EPA Region IX. She pursues projects with local governments related to renewable energy, energy & water efficiency, and waste reduction & materials reuse. Karen's solar-related work includes initiating and contributing to development of the solar screening decision tree with NREL; pilot testing criteria from the tree with the City of Richmond, CA; participating on the leadership team for a multi-jurisdictional power purchase agreement initiative in the San Francisco Bay Area; and fostering a new initiative in San Bernardino County, CA, to pursue a multi-jurisdictional solar PPA.