[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] At a lunch-time briefing next week in California’s state capitol, leading representatives from Germany and Japan, home of the world’s two largest solar markets, as well as three American economists will discuss the economic benefits of growing California’s solar power market while examining various proposals to increase solar power in California, including Governor Schwarzenegger’s Million Solar Roofs Initiative. The event will take place on March 1, 2005 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in room 112 at the California State Capitol building. Senator Kevin Murray and the Environment California Research & Policy Center will host the event which will feature speaker Dr. Hermann Scheer, German Parliament and Chair of the World Council for Renewable Energy who was instrumental in passing Germany’s renewable energy legislation which has caused a solar market explosion in the country. Other speakers will include: Shirley Neff, President-elect of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics; Steven McClary, MRW & Associates, Inc.; Dr. Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley; Chris O’Brien, Sharp Solar Electronics. Summary of presentations will be provided at the briefing and also will be available for download at the following link.