I just got this email from Mike Levin, the Executive Director of the Orange County Democratic Party:
Over the past few months, I have been exploring a variety of opportunities in the world of clean technology, a sector that is rapidly reshaping our economy and improving our environment.
In June, I will be moving to Northern California and joining the team at Better Energy Systems, a firm whose vision is to bring renewable energy products into our everyday lives.
Better Energy’s first product is the Solio, the most advanced solar charger for small electronics on the market.Ã‚Â It incorporates efficient solar cells, a high capacity internal battery, and sophisticated circuitry.Ã‚Â It fits in a pocket, is made of recycled and recyclable materials, and charges nearly any portable device just as quickly as a wall outlet.Ã‚Â All CO2 emissions from energy used to make the Solio have been offset through a tree planting program.
You can learn more about the Solio at at http://www.solio.com/.
In a nutshell, I believe the Solio and the other products Better
Energy has in the pipeline have the potential to change the way we consume electricity.Ã‚Â I feel truly fortunate to join the company as its fourteenth employee.
That said, this has not been an easy decision.Ã‚Â The last two years in
Orange County have been extremely rewarding, both personally and professionally.Ã‚Â I have made many new friends and learned much about politics and the law.
In particular, I am indebted to mentors like Frank Barbaro, whose friendship and counsel have been invaluable; Dave Aleshire, who provided me with my first job out of law school; and Steve Westly, who introduced me to the folks at Better Energy and the world of clean technology.
At some point, I look forward to a return to full-time politics, and I will remain politically active, supporting candidates and causes that
I believe in.
For now, It is a thrill to join a firm that is helping the environment and trying to change the world, one person at a time.