Michael Wheeler is the Vice President of Policy Initiatives at Flow Kana, a branded cannabis supply chain distributor with a focus on creating a sustainable cannabis industry. There, Michael leads a team of policy professionals addressing all cannabis licensing and permitting, regulatory compliance, and advocacy regarding local, state and federal policy interests. Michael Wheeler joined Flow Kana in 2017, and brought more than 12 years of policy expertise in the clean energy sector. Since 2011, Michael Wheeler led one of the U.S.’s largest solar developer’s domestic legislative and regulatory affairs agenda at the state and federal level. Michael acted as a company spokesperson and has spoken about industry-wide issues at major industry conferences and has been featured on NPR, and in the Sacramento Bee, Greentech Media, and E&E News Wire. Prior to his time in the private sector, Michael worked for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) leading Residential Energy Efficiency and was the Transmission Advisor to a former Commissioner. He previously held positions with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Michael received his Master’s Degree in Energy Policy from the University of Delaware.
Shaping a policy roadmap for low-carbon indoor agriculture: Siting, standards, incentives, renewables & more