Foot in the Door

In February 2015, Arizona Utility Salt River Project (SRP) decided to implement rate plans for customers with rooftop solar installations that made photovoltaic systems uneconomical. ASU sustainability professor and environmentalist Paul Hirt decided to run in the elections for the board of directors of SRP in order to advocate for renewable energies from inside the utility. This short documentary produced and filmed by four Sustainability Science students from ASU shows Paul’s journey and motivation. By Lena van der Kamp, Christian Kitazume, Matthias Nachtmann, and Darragh O’Keeffe with the support of Peter Byck