Speakers

 

Alex Baldassano | GP Energy Management 
Alex joined GP Energy Management as Senior Director, Regulatory & Renewable Energy Services in October 2010. In this role he manages the compliance and voluntary environmental commodity positions of more than 30 competitive energy suppliers as well as over 300 MWs of renewable generation. Prior to joining GPEM he spent 3 years at the premier environmental asset manager, Natsource LLC. As Project Manager, Alex  was responsible for the management of three of the largest UNFCCC registered projects in the world, where he acted as a liason between the project proponent and the underlying investor base of more than 20 large international utilities. In this role he was also responsible for analyzing the quantitative impact of the ever changing regulatory schemes of UNFCCC CDM, as well as domestic and regional policy. Alex graduated from Haverford College with a BA in Economics and completed his MBA at Fordham University in 2013.

Ellen Balfrey | Apex Clean Energy
Ellen Balfrey is the Senior Director of Business Development at Apex Clean Energy.  Ellen works with non-utility customers such as corporations, universities and other entities seeking power procurement directly from large-scale renewable energy projects. Ellen has worked in renewable energy for over 10 years, primarily in business development roles with Clipper Windpower and more recently in distributed solar finance for commercial and industrial customers.  Ellen graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Philosophy.

Galen Barbose Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Galen Barbose is a Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His work over the past 15 years has focused on issues in the electricity industry related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and electric system planning.  Among these efforts, Galen tracks and analyzes state renewables portfolio standards, publishing an annual status update on these policies, and frequently gives briefings to policymakers and other industry stakeholders on RPS program design and impacts.

Michael Barry Bloomberg LP
Michael Barry is the Head of Sustainable Business Operations in Bloomberg LP's Global Sustainability group. Reporting to the Chairman's Office, the team integrates sustainability considerations into all operations and co-develops products and services for the Bloomberg Professional service, enabling our clients to evaluate sustainability-related market risks and opportunities. Michael is responsible for all global sustainability efforts within Bloomberg’s facilities, leasing and technology departments. Michael holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Kean University and a master’s degree in sustainability management from Columbia University.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Energy Procurement Professional. He serves on the advisory board of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center and on the Technical Assistance Group for Electricity procurement that develops guidance for this subject for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council.

Russell Baruffi Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Russell Baruffi is the Manager of Renewable Energy Development at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He helps AWS develop strategy and buy energy to meet the company’s goal of powering its global data center infrastructure with 100% renewable energy. Prior to joining Amazon in 2015, Baruffi managed the development of solar power projects in California, Nevada and Utah for SunEdison and managed corporate-focused wind power marketing at Apex Clean Energy. Baruffi received his Master in Business Administration and Masters of Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan and his Bachelors in Public Policy from Brown University. 

Angelin Baskaran | Morgan Stanley
Ms. Baskaran has been with Morgan Stanley since 2008.  She first joined the firm’s Project Finance group, where she was responsible for originating and structuring renewable energy and real estate tax equity transactions.  She has executed across a variety of asset classes, including utility-scale wind/solar, residential solar, affordable housing and New Markets Tax Credits.  In 2015 she joined Morgan Stanley’s Commodities division, where she co-runs the renewable energy origination business, which includes providing offtake solutions for renewable energy projects as well as comprehensive solutions for corporates and other load looking for renewable energy. Ms. Baskaran has B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Lori Bird National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Lori Bird is a principal in the Markets and Policy Group of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Her recent work has focused on solar energy deployment barriers and grid integration of renewables. Her work has appeared in journals such as: Energy Policy, Renewable Energy World, and Corporate Environmental Strategy. Before joining NREL, she worked for the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Hagler Bailly Consulting. She holds a Master’s degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and lives in solar-powered house in Boulder Colorado.

Eric Boonman Statkraft
Eric Boonman has over fifteen years of experience in environmental markets and is currently the Head of Origination within the Global Environmental Markets division at Statkraft. Statkraft is the largest renewable energy producer in Europe and is an active participant both in the global carbon as well as renewable attribute markets. Statkraft is a Steering Committee Member of IETA’s Business Partnership for Market Readiness (B-PMR) and Eric serves as its co-chair.  Before joining Statkraft, Eric was the Global Head of Environmental Markets Origination at Fortis Bank. He started his career in 2001 as a green trader at Nuon and holds a Master degree in Economics.

Peter Bronski Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company
Peter Bronski currently leads marketing and content strategy for the energy solutions (solar PV, battery energy storage) and smart cities (CityNOW) businesses at Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. He previously served as Editorial and Marketing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute, a leading renewable energy think-and-do tank focused on electricity, transportation, and building efficiency solutions. Earlier in his career, Bronski was the Founding Manager of Audubon International's Sustainable Communities Program, focused on urban planning, open space management, water resources, transit-oriented development, and economic revitalization. He was a Lockheed Martin Engineering Scholar and earned a BS in Natural Resources from Cornell University.

Sarah Busch Center for Resource Solutions
Sarah Busch is a Senior Analyst at the Center for Resource Solutions where she supports the implementation of best practices for consumer protection in the voluntary renewable energy and carbon offset markets. Sarah joined CRS in 2012 and supports Green-e program business development and operations. She holds a B.A. in Government from Smith College.

Jared Braslawsky | RECS International
As Secretary-General of RECS International Jared works on the consumer-driven market for renewable electricity in Europe and around the world. He is a leading expert in the market for Guarantees of Origin and other electricity tracking instruments. Recently Jared began the International REC Standard Foundation, which implements and standardizes attribute tracking systems around the globe. Jared is an active member of a number of technical working groups and advises companies on issues related to attribute and emissions accounting.

Jules Chuang Mt. Stonegate Green Asset Management (MSG)
Jules Chuang, is an environmental scientist with over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy sectors (wind, biogas, biomass, solar), a Member of the Board of International REC Organization and Managing Director of Mt. Stonegate Green Asset Management (MSG). Jules has been extensively involved in all areas of the carbon markets from the origination to the implementation stages. He has been leading successfully various projects on Renewable energy sectors and Social Enterprise. Jules has actively participated in the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance’s technical working group. Most recently, MSG under Jules’ leadership has been involved and closed transactions for I-RECs over 1,000GWh in East Asia and other regions. Jules is an environmental scientist and energy economist. Prior to building Nanjitan Asset Management Ltd, Jules also had several years’ experience in finance and investment in Asia and the United States. He is a Taiwanese national. Jules is married and has two sons and three daughters.

Keith Collins | CAISO
Mr. Keith Collins is Manager of the Monitoring and Reporting group within California ISO’s Market Monitoring Department.  His responsibilities include development of the department’s regular reports and day-to-day monitoring of the ISO markets.  Mr. Collins joined the ISO in 2010.  Before the ISO, Mr. Collins worked for the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and began his career consulting for the New York Power Pool during its transition to the New York ISO.  Mr. Collins earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Government from Bowdoin College and his Master of Public Policy degree from George Mason University.  

Blaine Collinson | Altenex
Blaine Collison is the Managing Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships for Altenex, an Edison Energy company.  Blaine helps commercial, industrial and institutional energy users identify, analyze and execute renewable energy supply.  Prior to joining Altenex in April 2014, Blaine lead the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, helping more than 1500 commercial and institutional energy buyers source new renewable energy for their U.S. operations.  Blaine serves on the board of directors of the Association of Climate Change Officers.

Orrin Cook | Center for Resource Solutions
Orrin Cook is Senior Manager of Market Development at Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). Orrin is responsible for strategy and partnerships to help drive the development of voluntary renewable energy markets and Green-e certification activities.  Recently, Orrin has focused on creating new opportunities for CRS to expand its policy and technical expert assistance in international markets, including initiating a grant through Google to assist Asian markets, beginning with Taiwan. Orrin serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) and is a frequent contributor to global ecolabel standards and industry best practice guidance. Prior to CRS, Orrin worked at TerraPass, Marin County Community Development Agency, Bay Area Rapid Transit, and London’s Energy Centre for Sustainable Communities (ECSC). 

Tom Cooper Pacific Consulting Group
Founder and former CEO of PCG, Tom’s current role is to guide development and application of innovative marketing models of customer experience and choice.  He has a broad background in marketing and operations improvement, especially in service environments and for public sector organizations.  Industry experience includes energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, technology, professional services, education, transportation, telecommunications, construction and public administration.  He has spearheaded development of PCG’s marketing and operational analytic models that have been widely used to introduce new products and services, improve market performance and reduce cost. Tom has an AB degree in Economics from Princeton and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where has served as an adjunct marketing professor.

Karin Corfee Navigant Consulting
Karin Corfee is a Managing Director in Navigant’s Energy Practice and is based in the San Francisco, California office.  Key areas of expertise include strategic planning, renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed generation.  Ms. Corfee currently leads the Customers and Markets sub-practice area at Navigant, overseeing a team of roughly 140 staff focused on distributed energy resources (DER) services.  Ms. Corfee is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.

Betty Cremmins | CDP
Betty Cremmins works with leading organizations including Walmart, Dell, Microsoft and the U.S. government to support the integration of climate change and water disclosure and action into standard purchasing practice. She has recently relocated to the Bay Area to launch CDP’s first west coast office. Previously, she offered guidance and support to thousands of companies responding to CDP’s annual Climate Change, Water and Forests information requests. She has a background in carbon footprinting, green-building and environmental policy and holds a BA from New York University, a MPA in Environmental Science & Policy from Columbia University and is a LEED AP.

James Critchfield | U.S. EPA
Mr. Critchfield currently directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership – a voluntary program that supports organizational procurement of green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.  The Green Power Partnership is a free voluntary program that works with hundreds of organizations including Fortune 500®, small and medium sized businesses, higher education institutions, Federal, state and local governments as well as not-for-profit organizations nationwide.  In addition, James is also involved in supporting the development and rollout of EPA’s Clean Power Plan.  Prior to joining EPA, James worked in California for a leading solar energy system design and build firm.  He is also the current Chair of ASTM’s E44.25 Sub Committee on Heat Metering. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.   

Cathy DeFalco City of Lancaster
Cathy DeFalco is the Energy Manager - Regulatory for Lancaster Choice Energy.  In this role, Cathy is responsible for managing power procurement, portfolio management, regulatory and legislative issues and compliance. Cathy received an undergraduate degree from the University of LaVerne, a Master Certificate in Contract Management from Villanova University, and in 2013 completed a doctoral degree in law from the Concord School of Law.  Cathy has been with the City of Lancaster since 2006; serving as the City’s Operations Manager of the Procurement and Contracts Division, and since the City’s launch of Lancaster Choice Energy in 2015, as the City’s Regulatory Energy Manager.  

Jessie Denver San Francisco Department of the Environment
Jessie Denver is the San Francisco Department of the Environment’s Energy Program Manager where she leads a diverse team working on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and zero emission vehicle programs. Prior to joining the City, Jessie served as Program Director at Vote Solar. With 20 years of experience developing energy policy and programs, she also served as the City of San Jose’s Energy Officer, and began her career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Environmental Scientist. Jessie is an adjunct faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department at San Jose State University and has taught sustainable energy courses at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Master’s degree in Environment and Community Planning from Antioch University, a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with minors in Appropriate Technology and Environmental Ethics from Humboldt State University.

Lily Donge | Rocky Mountain Institute
Lily Donge is a Principal with Rocky Mountain Institute, where she leads the Business Renewables Center. Lily is the connective tissue that enables the growth of corporate procurement of renewables. She is creating a collaborative platform that provides a knowledge base for corporations to better transact on renewable energy. Lily Donge came from Ernst & Young’s Global Cleantech Practice and has 20 years experience in sustainability and cleantech investments. She helped create and manage Calvert Investments’ Sustainability Index, Global Alternative Energy Fund, Global Water Fund, and the first mutual fund strategy on green bonds. She contributed to the advisory group of the Global Reporting Initiative to establish guidelines specific to utilities. She currently serves on the Boards of Alliance for Green Heat and Roberts Environmental Center.

Sara Drescher | Forest County Potawatomi Community
Sara M. Drescher is the Forest County Potawatomi Community's in-house environmental and energy attorney working out of the Tribe's Milwaukee office. Ms. Drescher' s energy related work for the Tribe includes a range of issues related to the Tribe's green energy initiatives including development of green energy, implementing green energy projects, and commenting on energy policy. Ms. Drescher is involved in the Tribe's Class I air program and all other matters related to the Tribe's environmental and energy programs. Prior to joining the Forest County Potawatomi Community Legal Department Ms. Drescher worked in the Milwaukee offices of two national law firms representing a variety of clients in the areas of environmental and energy law. Ms. Drescher has a BA and JD from Marquette University and is working to complete her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Scott Eidson | 3Degrees
As Vice President of Environmental Markets, Scott oversees portfolio and risk management, the origination of new renewable and carbon offset projects, wholesale sales, strategic partnerships and regulatory affairs. Additionally, he shapes long-term strategy by developing innovative products toleverage environmental markets and is Chair of Green-e Energy’s Power Marketers Advisory Committee (PMAC).    Prior to 3Degrees, Scott directed portfolio management at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, was the Entrepreneur In Residence at Pacific Community Ventures, and a microfinance consultant in Africa and Latin America. He has a B.A. from Wesleyan University, an MBA from HEC Paris and an M.A. from Tufts University.

Steven Eisenberg SRECTrade
Steven Eisenberg serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SRECTrade. Steven is responsible for overseeing the company’s management and operations. During his tenure, Steven has helped establish and grow the firm's OTC brokerage, SREC management, and technology services. Since joining SRECTrade, Steven has helped electricity suppliers, corporate institutions, and project owners execute transactions and navigate the complexities of dealing in the PJM and MA solar carve-out programs. Before SRECTrade, Steven was an Investment Banking Associate with Macquarie. Steven received a B.S. in Finance from USC. Born and raised in California, Steven lives in San Francisco with his wife.

Roger Fernandez | EPA
As a manager on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, Roger encourages large-scale procurement of green power among major companies and institutions as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.   In his role on the Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, Roger works with organizations to advance their measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions through the development of user-friendly technical tools and technical support.  Roger also actively engages with NGOs, the International Standards Organization, government and other institutions on renewable energy policy and technical guidance development.  

Kim Fiske | 3Degrees
As Vice President of Renewable Energy Procurement at 3Degrees, Kim advises businesses on how to reduce their carbon footprint through the purchase of renewable energy. Her 15 years in the energy industry — ten in renewables — span positions in the wind and solar business, including project acquisitions, development, PPAs, finance and procurement. At Iberdrola Renewables, Kim managed and built the U.S. solar power business, closing the company’s first sale-leaseback financing structure for more than $100 million. As the director of wind asset management at PPM Energy, she developed and managed a team responsible for profit and loss of over 2,000 megawatts of wind assets. 

Todd Flowers | Dominion Virginia Power
Todd Flowers is a Senior Business Development Manager with Dominion Virginia Power, based in Richmond, Virginia. Todd is responsible for leading and managing development and acquisition of power generation projects, including renewable energy facilities. He is also responsible for developing renewable energy options for commercial customers of Dominion. Prior to working in Business Development, Todd worked in Dominion’s nuclear business unit as a project manager and in nuclear fuel projects. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Longwood University, a Master’s Degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Benjamin Foster | Fosterra
Benjamin Foster is the President of Fosterra Clean Energy Consulting, a national provider of expert consulting services for the commercial, government, education and utility sectors.  He has led collaborative efforts to improve best practices and deploy them within over 300 jurisdictions in the United States and China through regional initiatives, federally funded projects, industry whitepapers, deep-dive economic analyses, best practice guides, and market-oriented training.    Ben has an undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an MBA in International Business from Old Dominion University, and had earned the designation of Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM).

Benjamin Gerber | M-RETS
Benjamin Gerber is the Executive Director of M-RETS. Prior to joining M-RETS, Gerber served as Director of Energy Policy at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. He joined that organization in January 2012, representing the Chamber’s energy interests at both the Legislature and the Public Utilities Commission. Prior to that, he was an oil and gas attorney and handled Fredrikson & Byron’s government relations work in North Dakota, focusing on mining, energy and tax legislation. Ben received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a law degree cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. 

Kerynn Gianotti | PG&E
Kerynn has been working on supporting PG&E's Solar Choice Program since its launch in January of this year.  Prior to that she was part of PG&E's Government and Community Partnership team, supporting local governments implement energy efficiency programs. In her time at PG&E she has been an advocate for local governments and community organizations in helping them meet their energy goals.      Before joining PG&E, Kerynn worked on a number of environmental issues including;  land use, transit oriented development, recycling and waste management.  She holds a BA in Political Science. 

Mike Gordon | Joule Assets
Named a Top 10 Energy Financier by New York Energy Week and Breaking Energy, Mike Gordon, CEO of Joule Assets, has pioneered the inauguration of Energy Reduction Asset markets and founded and sold global companies at the intersection of energy and finance. Mike co-founded Joule Assets with the goal of delivering financing solutions for the underserved small-to-midsized energy efficiency markets. In 2015, Mike was elected as a Co-Chair of Sustainable Westchester where he led New York State’s first Community Choice Aggregation program, which represents a flagship initiative under Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision.

Richard Graves | Ethical Electric
Richard joined Ethical Electric as a veteran of clean energy entrepreneurship and mission-related investing. He is the Founder and Chair of the OPEN Fund, and served as Vice President, Project Finance for Solar Mosaic. He is a prolific founder, advisor, and angel investor to clean energy and social impact startups such as SparkFund, Faraday, Nextility, BrightCurrent, Solidaire, and SumofUs.org.  He was a NextGen Fellow in Mission Related Investing and in the Young Climate Leaders Network and before graduating from Macalester College developed the first student-led Clean Energy Revolving Fund.

Josh Halley Portland General Electric
Josh has been a product line manager for Portland General Electric since 2013.   Prior to joining PGE, Josh had over a decade of experience working with utility products and programs, with a primary focus in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.   Originally from the Philadelphia area, Josh has utility experience working in an array of locations including Oregon, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Washington and California.   With experience in business development, residential and commercial solar sales and marketing, customer outreach, call center management, and billing and payment options, Josh’s passion for customer engagement and renewable energy is rivalled only by his passion for skiing and the great outdoors. 

Dan Halperin PG&E
Dan joined PG&E in May 2013 as Director of Distributed Generation (DG).  In this role Dan was responsible for strategy, policy and programs for customers adopting solar and other renewable technologies. Prior to joining PG&E, Dan spent six years in the solar industry with leadership roles in business development and finance at HelioPowerSolyndra and MMA Renewable Ventures.  Dan began his energy career at Entergy in corporate development and also worked at PG&E in regulatory and finance. He has an MBA from Duke University and a law degree from the University of Western Australia.  

Ann Hancock Center for Climate Protection (CCP)
Ann Hancock is co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Climate Protection (CCP) and oversees Clean Power Exchange, a hub of news, information, and resources about clean energy and the Community Choice Energy movement in California. With more than 25 years in community leadership, education and fundraising, she has been a sustainability planner for the County of Marin, commentator for TomPaine.com, human sexuality instructor at Humboldt State University, and real estate broker. She has a Masters in Public Health Administration and Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

Marsden Hanna | Google
Marsden Hanna leads global energy market development initiatives for the Infrastructure Group at Google.  His work is focused on developing innovative market structures to help the company meet its goal of powering 100% of its operations from renewable energy. Prior to Google, he was Director of Business Analysis and Strategy at Opower Inc. in the Washington, DC metro area.  He has previously worked at the U.S. Department of State as a member of the climate change negotiating team, and at the U.S. Department of Energy in the Office of Policy and International Affairs. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Northwestern University.

Erik Hansen | Workday
Erik Hansen is Senior Sustainability Manager at Workday, leading the company’s global sustainability efforts. He is responsible for the development and implementation of sustainability strategies across Workday’s operations, products, and workplace. His responsibilities range from renewable energy procurement, to external sustainability reporting under the GRI framework, to leading a formal Green Team program across the twenty-largest offices at the company. Under his leadership, Workday recently announced a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2021 and a commitment to use 100 percent renewable energy across global operations. Erik holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.

Jenny Heeter | National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Jenny Heeter is a senior renewable energy analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.  She focuses her research on corporate investments in renewable energy, the green power market, renewable energy certificate markets, renewable portfolio standards, net metering policies and utility regulatory issues. Most recently, she assessed the potential for information and communications technology company investments in renewable energy. She holds an M.P.A. in environmental policy from Indiana University-Bloomington’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Mark Higgins | Strategen
Mark has worked in a diverse range of roles within the energy industry. Mark is the COO of Strategen Consulting and leads the company’s consulting practice. Prior to Strategen, Mark led Pacific Gas & Electric Company's work in key policy areas including interconnection and transmission planning, and dealt with technologies ranging from distributed energy storage and demand response to large scale renewables developments. Prior to PG&E, Mark was the Director of Utility West at SunEdison, where he led a portfolio of more than a gigawatt of renewable energy development assets. Mark also has a strong private equity, venture capital and investment banking background. Mark holds a Master of Pacific International Affairs from UC-San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Notre Dame.

John Hoekstra | Schneider Electric
John heads up a global team at Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services responsible for leading clients through strategic planning, management and implementation of energy and sustainability programs. John’s group leads clients in the prioritization, analysis, and execution of offsite and onsite renewable energy and cleantech projects. He is also responsible for the NEO Network; an online, industry network collaborative geared toward accelerating renewable energy and clean technology transactions to occur in the marketplace. Schneider Electric led over 2GW of renewable energy transactions in 2015. John earned a B.S. Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville and is a registered Professional Engineer.

Ed Holt | Ed Holt & Associates, Inc.
Ed Holt is president of Ed Holt & Associates, Inc., a consultancy focusing on renewable energy policy, programs and markets. He was one of the earliest to recognize the potential of voluntary markets to help achieve environmental goals. Ed also delves deeply into renewable energy policies such as RPS requirements, the use of renewable energy certificates, greenhouse gas accounting for renewable energy, and the Clean Power Plan and renewable energy.

Wade Hughes | Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Since joining SMUD in 1998, Wade has used his extensive construction background and program management experience to benefit the new and existing construction Energy Efficiency and Solar programs. He launched and managed SMUD’s innovative solar new homes program, SolarSmartSM Homes, in January 2007. His “benefits beyond incentives” approach yielded fantastic and immediate results.  This nationally recognized and award winning approach resulted in an increase in the availability of these homes from less than 1% of new homes built in 2006 to over 30% in less than two years.Since 2011 Wade has led a team that delivers SMUD’s Carbon Reduction Portfolio of programs that includes Greenergy, SolarShares, Electric Vehicles, and Carbon Offset programs.  In 2015 this nationally renowned group of programs was responsible for Carbon Reductions of 354,537 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide.  

Line Riise Jensen | ECOHZ
Line Riise Jensen is Director of Corporate Sales at ECOHZ, a leading international specialist and provider of global renewable energy solutions. Line supports corporations to define and implement energy solutions in their transition to renewable energy consumption, focusing on sustainable business models. She has broad international experience through various positions in sales, business development and project management within the telecom sector for more than ten years before joining ECOHZ and the renewable energy sector in 2008. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from Norway, in addition to university studies from Spain and Mexico.

Todd Jones | Center for Resource Solutions
Todd Jones provides analysis and guidance on renewable energy and climate policy design and implementation to policymakers, regulators and functional support entities. He also works with environmental policy organizations and serves on various technical advisory and working groups to provide research and guidance in the areas of renewable energy and climate change and to strengthen programs that add credibility to corporate environmental action. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley..

Brian F. Keane | SmartPower
Brian F. Keane is a former advisor to the late Senator Paul Tsongas (D-MA) and congressional aide to Representative Les Aspin (D-WI), and Joe Moakley (D- MA).   Today, he is President of SmartPower -- “The Best Non-Profit Marketing Firm In The United States”.   SmartPower is a Washington, DC-based marketing agency dedicated to promoting clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency.     SmartPower’s award-winning marketing campaigns have been recognized with numerous awards, including a 2010 Clean Air Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency, the coveted Green Power Pilot Award presented by the EPA and the US Department of Energy; four Gold Awards from the Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA), and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Circle Award. 

Maya Kelty | Center for Resource Solutions
Maya Kelty joined CRS in 2014 where she manages the Green-e Energy certification of companies with renewable energy offerings across the western US and Canada. She is involved in new standard development, and oversees the certification of new products, such as the California IOUs’ community renewables programs. She contributes to policy, research and analysis for state, national, and international renewable energy markets and compliance programs. In addition, Maya works extensively on renewable energy usage claims and Green-e’s associated double claims analysis. Prior to CRS, she worked as a Senior Operations Officer for TD Global Finance. Maya earned a B.A. (Hon) from McGill University and a MEnv from Concordia University (Montreal, QC). 

Chris Kent | EPA
Christopher Kent is the marketing and outreach manager for EPA’s Green Power Partnership program since 2015.  Previously, he has served as an Agency expert on energy efficiency programs with technical expertise in office products, commercial equipment, international efficiency programs, and managing multi-stakeholder processes to develop market based approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to ENERGY STAR, he worked in various agency regulatory and voluntary programs focused on promoting source reduction capabilities.  Chris was a Mansfield Fellow working in Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry working on green electronics lifecycle issues. 

Melissa Klein | U.S. EPA
Melissa Klein is the Communications Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Program. She also initiated and leads communications and program elements for EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership to advance organizations in measuring and managing their emissions. At EPA since 2008, Melissa has supported national voluntary programs that reduce emissions – from strategic program development and stakeholder relations to internal and external issues management and branding. Previously, Melissa’s career focused on developing and implementing environmental and public health promotion and policy initiatives from the national to grassroots level in the private and public sector. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Louis-Philippe Lalonde | Ygrene
At Ygrene, Louis is responsible for building brand equity for financing energy improvement projects. He brings over 28 years of experience in marketing, product management and business development for technology, renewable energy and finance. Before joining Ygrene, he co-founded Match CMO, after holding executive roles at Akeena Solar, Enecsys, CentroSolar and IBM Global Services. He was an early pioneer in designing and marketing renewable energy financing instruments like solar leases, PACE, and PPAs. Louis holds a B.A. in finance from Bishop University, a degree in Economics and Political Science from McGill University, and a MBA/MSTM from Pepperdine University.

Melissa Lavinson PG&E Corporation
Melissa Lavinson currently serves as the Vice President of Federal Affairs and Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer for PG&E Corporation. As the CSO, Melissa manages and directs a team responsible for PG&E’s sustainability efforts and engagement, along with advising corporate leadership on how best to integrate and align PG&E’s sustainability strategy with its business strategy. She is also responsible for directing the company’s public policies on all federal issues that impact PG&E’s operations and customers. As the Vice President of Federal Affairs and Policy, Lavinson leads a team that engages Congress and the administration on a host of energy, tax and environmental policy issues.  In her dual role, she also is responsible for building relationships at the national level with NGOs, trade associations, advocacy organizations, and other key stakeholders. Lavinson joined PG&E in 1997 in government relations and has held an increasing level of responsibilities in the company’s federal affairs office. Her career has included assignments in California and the nation’s capital, both within the utility and the holding company. She has distinguished herself in the industry for her expertise in energy and environmental policy and regulatory oversight.

Craig Lewis | Clean Coalition
Craig Lewis is Founder and Executive Director of the Clean Coalition, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. He has over 20 years of experience in the renewables, wireless, semiconductor, and banking industries. Previously VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts, a solar technology company, Craig was the first to successfully navigate a solar project through California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) solicitation process. He was also the energy policy lead on Steve Westly's 2006 California gubernatorial campaign, and his resume includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies; including Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank. Craig received an MBA and MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from UC Berkeley.

Jaclynn Lukach | PJM EIS
Jaclynn Lukach is vice president of PJM EIS, a subsidiary of PJM Interconnection, where her responsibilities include development of PJM EIS GATS Operating Rules, design and execution of GATS project implementation testing, and facilitation of GATS State Agency Meetings and the GATS Subscriber Group Meetings. This unique experience has given Ms. Lukach in-depth knowledge of all aspects of PJM EIS and GATS. Having been the primary GATS administrator since 2005, Ms. Lukach possesses a keen understanding of renewable portfolio standards programs in the PJM states. She works closely with the state regulatory agencies regarding renewable portfolio policies and rules. Ms. Lukach holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Drexel University.

Thomas Marcello | Thomson Reuters
Thomas Marcello has close to a decade of experience analyzing market fundamentals of North American environmental markets. He specializes in economic and policy analysis of energy, carbon, REC, and clean fuels markets across North America. He currently works at Thomson Reuters as a carbon/REC analyst and has previously worked at EDF Trading and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. As a Senior Analyst at Thomson Reuters he establishes and drives the research and publication agenda for REC markets across North America. 

Shawn Marshall  LEAN Energy US (Local Energy Aggregation Network)
Shawn is the founder and Executive Director of LEAN Energy US (Local Energy Aggregation Network), a non-profit organization that exists to support the expansion of clean energy community choice aggregation (CCA) programs nationwide. LEAN serves as a hub for CCA resources and expertise that works in partnership with a range of organizations to actively support successful CCA formation and operations. Recent work has focused in the States of California, New York and Illinois. In addition to her work in the CCA field, Shawn served two terms on the Mill Valley City Council, as Mayor in 2008 and Vice Mayor in 2013.  Prior to elected life, Shawn worked in public policy in Washington DC, ran her own consulting firm, and held management positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She holds a BA from the University of CA at Davis and received post graduate training at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC.

Jennifer Martin Center for Resource Solutions
Ms. Martin is the Executive Director of the Center for Resource Solutions, where she brings over two decades of NGO and private sector experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency, distributed generation, and electricity sector and climate change policy and regulation.  She is a founding board member of Re-Volv, an advisory board member of the Low Impact Hydro Institute, a member of the WREGIS Stakeholder Advisory Committee and served as Technical Chairperson of the WREGIS Operational Rules Committee, and a member of the Federal State Renewable Portfolio Standard Collaborative Advisory Group. 

Bernice K. McIntyre | WGL Energy Services
Bernice K. McIntyre is the Program Director WGL Non-utility Regulatory Strategy. She oversees regulatory strategy and compliance for all of WGL’s non-utility entities. Bernice serves on the Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board for the District of Columbia. She also served on Virginia Governor McAuliffe’s Climate Change and Resiliency Commission. Ms. McIntyre was Commissioner and later Chair of the Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission. She previously was Assistant Secretary and General Counsel of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. Bernice received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Oberlin College and her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. 

Amanda Mortlock | 3Degrees
Amanda leads 3Degrees’ Utility Partnerships team which is currently implementing both community solar and REC-based green power programs across 17 states.  The 30-person team Amanda oversees includes experts in subscription modeling, program design, program launch, program management, community outreach, field outreach, and call center operations.      Since 2004, Amanda has helped utilities design & implement low-risk, successful programs which reach annual goals, grow support for renewable energy, and enhance customer satisfaction.  Amanda holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s degree from Linfield College.

Peter Mostow Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Peter Mostow is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on project development and finance work for companies in the fields of energy and clean technology. The energy practice at Peter’s firm is entirely dedicated to renewable energy and energy innovation.  WSGR has represented Solar City, Sunrun, Vivint and Tesla on a variety of matters including each of their IPOs, and has represented Google, Amazon and Salesforce on their groundbreaking procurements of renewable energy.   Peter graduated from Yale Law School and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Most importantly, he is proud to be a member of the CRS Board of Directors.

Anna Noucas | Sol Systems
Anna Noucas is a project finance professional at Sol Systems. In this role, she acquires commercial and industrial-scale projects for investment. Since 2011, she has cultivated relationships with over 300 developer and EPC firms, sourced over 750 projects, and successfully closed over 30MW through both project acquisition and debt financing. Ms. Noucas has presented at some of the industry’s largest conferences, including Solar Power International and Solar Power Northeast. Additionally, she is a reoccurring contributor to Sol Systems’ blog and monthly publication The Source. In 2015, she was elected to the NYSEIA Board of Directors. Ms. Noucas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government & Legal Studies and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College.

Michael O'Boyle | Energy Innovation
Michael is Energy Innovation’s Power Sector Transformation Expert.  He works for the firm’s Power Sector Transformation program to uncover solutions for a clean, reliable, and affordable U.S. electricity system. Michael is also a leading expert for America’s Power Plan, a platform for innovative thinkers working to reform the utility regulatory model and identify opportunities for grid optimization.  Leading up to SB350’s passage, Michael led work at Energy Innovation designing utility financial incentives to compliment state carbon and renewable energy goals, and a Modeling Forum to compare and extract common themes from the best modeling of high renewables futures around the state. 

Tess O’Brien | EnergySage
Tess O’Brien is VP of Strategic Partnerships at EnergySage, the online marketplace for solar shoppers. She is the Founder of CleanPowerPerks, an online platform that connects people and brands that support clean energy. Previously, Tess served as Marketing Director for Community Energy, where she started in 2006. She holds an MBA in Sustainability from Marlboro College Graduate School and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Gettysburg College. She lives with her husband in Boston, and serves as a judge for Green America’s People & Planet Award as well as a mentor for young entrepreneurs.

Eric O'Shaughnessy | National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Eric specializes in renewable energy market and policy analysis, with an emphasis on green power and solar markets. Eric collects and analyzes data on green power markets, including utility green pricing programs, competitive marketers, community solar, community choice aggregation, and power purchase agreements, as part of NREL’s annual reports on the status of green power markets. Eric’s research has shown that green power markets continue to grow as marketers find new ways to connect customers with green power providers through emerging mechanisms such as community solar and community choice aggregation. 

Laura Pagliarulo | CleanChoice Energy
As Managing Director of Community Solar and Energy Innovation, Laura is focused on launching CleanChoice Energy’s community solar division for residential and small commercial customers. She has over 13 years’ energy industry experience, most recently directing SunEdison’s community solar efforts including product development, sales, and marketing. Laura previously managed the green products division of WGL Energy Services, one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest power suppliers.

Neha Palmer | Google, Inc.
Ms. Palmer leads energy procurement and strategy for Google, which has a goal to power its operations with 100% renewable energy. To date, Google has announced over 2.5 GW of renewable energy purchases, making it the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy. Prior to Google, she has held several positions at PG&E, in engineering, energy supply and corporate development.  She has also worked for Goldman Sachs, serving clients in the electricity sector.  Ms. Palmer holds an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

Benjamin Paulos | PaulosAnalysis
Bentham Paulos is the principal of PaulosAnalysis, consulting and writing on clean energy policy, technology, and trends, for clients in the non-profit, media, industry, and philanthropic sectors. He is currently an Affiliate in the Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Berkeley Lab, and directs the Power Markets Project, looking at the impact of renewable energy on electricity market designs. He was a program director with the Energy Foundation from 2000 to 2013, making grants to promote renewable energy, utility efficiency, and advanced biofuels. He previously worked for the Energy Center of Wisconsin, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Abt Associates, and has an MA in Energy Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA from Tufts University.

Nicola Peill-Moelter | Akamai
As senior director of environmental sustainability, Nicola Peill-Moelter leads Akamai’s global sustainability program, creating the vision, setting strategy, and overseeing execution. She’s excited by the possibilities enabled by rapid innovations in energy, transportation and IoT. Her responsibilities span the gamut of energy and greenhouse gas management and reporting; renewable energy and energy efficiency; electronic-waste management; and employee and stakeholder engagement. A core tenant of her strategy is uncovering the business drivers for sustainability. Nicola’s favorite activity is collaborating with engineers innovating around the energy efficiency, productivity and reducing carbon emissions of Akamai’s global Intelligent Cloud Platform, which represents 90 percent of Akamai’s environmental impact. 

John Powers | Renewable Choice Energy
John Powers is the VP of Strategic Renewables for Renewable Choice Energy where he has served the company for more than 13 years in a variety of leadership roles including top salesperson, manager of the consumer business, and head of the Environmental Commodities division. John currently manages the PPA division and oversees all corporate and institutional PPA processes. John is recognized as a trusted leader who brings considerable technical and market expertise to every partnership. He is a frequent presenter at industry events and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. 

Shalini Ramanathan | Renewable Energy Systems (RES) in the Americas
Shalini Ramanathan is VP Origination for Renewable Energy Systems (RES) in the Americas. RES is a leading developer and constructor of wind, solar, and energy storage projects. Ms. Ramanathan has closed 1,400 MW worth of deals with more than $2.5B in total transaction value. She has negotiated offtake agreements with Google and Microsoft and with many utilities, including Xcel Energy and Wolverine Electric Coop. Prior to joining RES, Ms. Ramanathan was based in Nairobi, Kenya and worked on renewable energy projects across East Africa for the British company CAMCO. She has also worked for the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), where she focused on renewable energy deployment in Southern Africa, India, and the Philippines. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale University and a BA from UT Austin.   

Jason Sears | Green Mountain Energy Company
Jason Sears is a Senior Lead of Solar Strategy and Development for Green Mountain Energy Company (GME), where he supports the Company’s efforts to lead the nation’s retail energy providers in solar adoption/innovation.  His responsibilities include the development, launch and continued growth of the Company’s solar platform, including virtual, residential, commercial solar solutions. Prior to his solar focus, Jason helped manage GME’s residential and mid-market product portfolio nationwide, with experience in numerous renewable energy, smart grid and sustainability solutions. Prior to joining GME, Jason worked in product development for over 12 years, primarily in the energy, technology and service sectors. Jason earned his BA in Economics from Pepperdine University and his JD/MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Marty Sedler | Intel Corporation
As Director, Global Utilities/Infrastructure for Intel Corporation for the past 21 years, Marty integrates Energy Management/Policy responsibilities. His staff is responsible for all utility supply issues, ensuring the capacity/price and reliability for supplies/Infrastructure to Intel facilities worldwide, as well as, identifying/evaluating/implementing alternative energy solutions and developing sustainable energy positions/strategies for renewable energy policy. He leads the utility site selection component of a corporate team that identifies potential new locations for Intel Facility/Manufacturing growth worldwide. Marty is Intel’s external energy representative for private/public, State/Federal energy action groups including DOE Steering Committees and several state Governors’ energy committees. Previous to joining Intel, he spent 14 years in the electric utility industry in a variety of functions including: Operations/Rates/Environmental/Energy Supply/Engineering and Key Account Management.

Ali Shajwari Karbone
Ali Shajrawi is the Director of Research at Karbone, a renewable energy financial services firm offering a combination of Capital Advisory, Brokerage and Research. He covers REC, SREC, power, and carbon markets across the US, comprehensively tracking policy developments and modeling supply/demand fundamentals. He manages advisory engagements with utilities, project developers and financial institutions and regularly publishes market analyses on a wide range of topics. Mr. Shajrawi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Quantitative Analysis in Economics from Wesleyan University. He was also enrolled in Economic Analysis courses at University of Paris and University of Oxford.

Gireesh Shrimali | Stanford University
Gireesh Shrimali is the Director of CPI’s India program. He is also a Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University. His current research focus is on renewable energy policy and finance in developing countries. His previous work has included topics such as analysis of India’s solar policies, the impact of federal and state policies on the development and deployment of renewable energy in the U.S., and business models for off-grid energy in developing countries. Previously, he taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and at the Indian School of Business (ISB) at Hyderabad. He holds a PhD from Stanford University, an MS from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Marty Spitzer | WWFUS
Since joining WWFUS in 2011, Marty has led efforts to mobilize business to tackle climate change through action and policy.  He has championed the creation of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, which is mobilizing over 60 large US brand companies to make it easier to buy renewable energy.  He has over 25 years of experience with non-profits and across all levels of government collaborating with businesses, NGOs and governments to drive sustainable business solutions. Before joining WWF, Marty led efforts to pass national climate legislation for CCAP. He also has extensive legislative and executive branch experience, having served on the Science Committee in U.S. House of Rep. and as the E.D. of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.  Marty has a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Management/Policy Studies from the University of Buffalo, and a B.A. in Economics and History from Binghamton University.

Marc Stuart | Allotrope Partners
Marc Stuart is the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Allotrope Partners. Marc has been involved in the international project-based emission reduction economy since 1993. In 1997, he was one of the two founders of EcoSecurities, which was sold in 2009 to JP Morgan. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the London School of Economics and the Claremont Graduate University. He is a Vice Chair of the Verified Carbon Standard and sits on numerous other Boards and Advisors of prominent NGOs in the environmental finance arena.

Jacob Susman | EDF Renewable Energy
Jacob Susman has been building businesses, investing, and developing projects in renewable energy since 1999. He led OwnEnergy from inception to its sale in August of 2015 to EDF Renewable Energy, including recruiting and managing its industry-leading team, raising capital, establishing a nationwide brand, sourcing new business, developing projects, building customer relationships and generating revenue. Today, he serves as VP, Head of Origination where he leads EDF RE’s relationships with both utility and corporate customers around the US for the Company’s wind and solar portfolio. Jacob served for five years on the Board of the American Wind Energy Association, where he was its Treasurer and later its Secretary. Jacob also serves on the Advisory Board of the Business Renewables Center.

Blair Swezey | SunPower
Blair Swezey is senior director, U.S. market development and state policy at SunPower Corporation and is responsible for creating market opportunities and supportive policy environments for solar power adoption and development across the 50 U.S. states. He also serves on the board of directors of the Center for Resource Solutions. Prior to joining SunPower, Blair was senior director, solar markets and public policy at Applied Materials, Inc. and principal policy advisor at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He also worked at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). In 2005, he received the national “Green Power Pioneer” award for continuous achievement, vision, and dedication to the green power industry.

Lee Taylor | REsurety
Lee Taylor is the Co-Founder and CEO of REsurety where he leads the firm’s business development and corporate strategy. Under Lee’s leadership, REsurety has grown from an idea into the leading structuring and settlement agent of weather-linked revenue hedging projects for wind power.  He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Biology from the University of Virginia.

Barry Vesser | Center for Climate Protection
Barry Vesser is the Deputy Director at the Center for Climate Protection. He led a team that organized two large symposiums on Community Choice Energy in California in Petaluma (2014) and San Jose (2016).  He manages the Center’s Business for Clean Energy program that serves to advance the development of the clean energy economy in California and has been involved in Community Choice advocacy.  He also assists with the organization’s strategic planning and program development. He has a Masters Degree in International Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA from the University of Virginia.

Tommy Vitolo | Synapse Energy
Tommy Vitolo is a senior associate at Synapse. He earned his PhD in systems engineering from Boston University, and has more than eight years of professional experience as a consultant, researcher, and analyst. Dr. Vitolo’s recent work includes leading projects to review and comment on Clean Power Plan compliance pathways and costs, utility and municipal electric resource planning, analyzing system integration issues related to intermittent renewable resources, and providing comments, presentations, or testimony in proceedings to determine the value of distributed solar energy.

Dawn Weisz MCE (Marin Clean Energy)
As CEO, Dawn is responsible for the vision, strategy, and leadership of MCE. Dawn began coordinating efforts to explore and launch MCE in 2004.    Under her watch, MCE serves approximately 250,000 customers in 24 communities and has entered into power purchase agreements that have more than doubled the amount of renewable energy procured for customers, exceeded State Renewable Portfolio Standards, and achieved substantial greenhouse gas reductions to help local communities reach State Assembly Bill 32 targets.    Dawn has 20 years of experience developing and managing renewable energy and energy efficiency programs and projects while working for leading public agencies in the field. 

David Wooley Keyes, Fox & Weidman LLP
David Wooley is Counsel at Keyes, Fox & Weidman LLP in Oakland CA.  He has over 30 years experience with electric power regulation and Clean Air Act implementation.  He served as an Assistant Attorney General in NY, taught energy and environmental law at Pace University Law School and was the Executive Director of the Pace Energy Project. Later he directed the American Wind Energy Association’s Northeast Policy Project, served as Counsel to the Clean Air Task Force and as Vice President for Domestic Policy at the Energy Foundation.  David is co-author of West Group's Clean Air Act Handbook (2014) and was a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the Institute of Industrial Productivity.

Roberto Zanchi CDP
Roberto Zanchi is a Technical Manager at CDP and the Technical Lead for the RE100 campaign. At CDP, Roberto focuses on corporate renewable energy, and related GHG accounting and reporting. Roberto also coordinates the work of the RE100’s Technical Advisory Group.  Prior to CDP, Roberto spent six years in India where he worked as a business consultant focused on scaling up inclusive business models that promote access to financial services, water and sanitation. Roberto holds a masters degree in energy policy from Imperial College London and degrees in economics and business from Bocconi University in Milan.