RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY/PROGRAMS

RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY & PROGRAMS 
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  • National  –  Advisian  Steven Schwartz 317.652.7488  sschwartz@Advisian.com  Steve is the Practice Lead for Advisian supporting the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), Microgrids, and Energy Storage markets.  Advisian the advisory arm of WorleyParsons, a $5B revenue global leader in delivering engineering services with a long list of clients, and strategic technology partners, encompassing electric utilities, municipalities, independent power producers (IPPs), developers, equipment/product vendors, and financial institutions.
  • National – Clean Coalition – John Bernhardt 703.963.8750 john@clean-coalition.org
    The Clean Coalition works directly with utilities, municipalities, and policymakers to identify and deploy cost-effective local renewable energy. Leveraging our technical, policy, and project development expertise, we seek to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid. We conduct renewable energy siting surveys, design procurement and interconnection processes, drive policy innovation, and establish Community Microgrids. Learn more at www.clean-coalition.org Steven Schwartz –  Advisian  317.652.7488 sschwartz@Advisian.com  Steve is the Practice Lead for Advisian supporting the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), Microgrids, and Energy Storage markets.  Advisian the advisory arm of WorleyParsons, a $5B revenue global leader in delivering engineering services with a long list of clients, and strategic technology partners, encompassing electric utilities, municipalities, independent power producers (IPPs), developers, equipment/product vendors, and financial institutions.
  • National –  Cuddy & Feder LLP – Neil Alexander 914.761.1300 nalexander@cuddyfeder.com
    Cuddy & Feder’s Energy Group can assist with independent power solutions such as Waste-To-Energy and Fuel Cell technologies as well as Renewable Energy Sources, including Solar and Geothermal systems. In addition we can guide clients through permitting, entitlement and environmental issues as well as Project Finance Transactions. We also are sensitive to the intellectual property and corporate issues unique to the deregulating Energy sector. Our LEED® AP Attorneys integrate sustainability and environmental considerations into all aspects of our clients’ businesses so we can optimally help our clients embrace green business practices—culturally and legally. 
  • National – Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP Baird Brown baird@dbr.com (215) 988-3338
    Baird is of counsel in Drinker Biddle’s Environment and Energy Practice Group. His practice includes the development and financing of energy and sustainable infrastructure projects and advice on the regulatory and policy issues affecting such projects. He is counsel to the Microgrid Resources Coalition, and represents state and local sustainability agencies charged with promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and green infrastructure. He has worked extensively on public/private partnerships and privatization of public services.
  • Shalom Flank, Microgrid Architect  – 202.797.8820   Shalom.Flank@MicrogridArchitect.com Dr. Flank became the nation’s first “microgrid architect” over a decade ago, and continues to design and develop MW-scale microgrid projects in the U.S. Northeast and beyond.  He is also active in the policy, regulatory, and financial innovations needed to propel such projects to success.
  • National – Kevin Moyer,   PACE Equity 419.720.1102  kmoyer@pace-equity.com
    Kevin Moyer, Chief Investment Officer for PACE Equity, brings 20+ years of structured and public finance experience in energy efficiency, alternative energy, real estate and power generation.  PACE Equity provides development, financing, engineering, and implementation services to commercial property owners and developers for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in selected states nationally using Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to support community sustainability
  • National – Ron Kamen  EarthKind Energy  845.266.3723  ron@earthkindenergy.com  NY
    EarthKind works at the intersection of Clean Power Projects, Programs & Policy. For more than 30 years, Ron Kamen and his companies,  EarthKind Energy & Starphire New Energy Technologies  (now EarthKind Energy, a dba of Starphire. Net, Inc)  have provided public and private businesses,  government agencies, authorities and non-profit institutions with innovative solutions to complex energy challenges. We apply our knowledge of clean energy policy to empower clients  with self-financing clean technology projects & programs  that harness the incredible forces of nature to build financial wealth— while benefitting the environment & community. 
  • National – Future Energy Development LLC – Linda Shaw  585-546-8430  lshaw@futureenergydev.com  – Turning brownfields into community energy/ combined heat and power is Linda’s specialty. This includes the legal upfront pre-development work such as handling zoning issues and permits as well as leveraging grant money and/or tax credits to finance the projects. 
  • National – Larisa Dobriansky – General MicroGrids 703 989 7639  larisa.dobriansky@gmail.com  As Chief Business and Regulatory Innovations Officer at General MicroGrids, Larisa Dobriansky helps shape utility regulatory reform, power market design and financing mechanisms to capture the value of advanced microgrid capabilities, that manage and optimize distributed energy resources, to deliver “integrated energy solutions” to power systems and communities; expand “energy-sharing” parameters of energy networks/infrastructure; and foster transactive energy markets
  • CA  – BIOMASS/GEO Evan Hughes, Consultant, Biomass Energy and Geothermal Energy  650-796-6301 evanhughes@alumni.caltech.edu
    Technical and economic calculations on biomass power, biomass-based fuels (gaseous and liquid), zero waste, zero fossil carbon, geothermal energy, and comparisons among all renewable energy sources. The primary zero-waste technology investigated by Dr. Hughes is based on recovery of high-value lignin and cellulose, separately, from woody and other municipal or forest wastes and converting the liquid remaining into bio-methane or bio-CNG in a closed-loop integrated system.  The zero-fossil-carbon technology is one that avoids using air in oxidizing gaseous fuel – i.e., natural gas or biogas – with the result being easy capture of the carbon dioxide out of the H2O/CO2 exhaust gas stream, thereby enabling near-zero fossil carbon emission, and, for biogas fuel, net negative fossil carbon emission because the carbon in biogas comes out of the atmosphere via photosynthesis
  • CA – SOLAR Repower Yolo John Walter (530) 564-4537 john@repowered.us
    Repower is a community-focused solar program that leverages the power of group purchasing to make it affordable and simple for homeowners and business owners to go solar. Based in Yolo County, California, we’ve created a replicable, community-centered model that will be expanded to other counties and states. What makes the Repower Solar Program so vibrant is that giving back to the community is an essential component of the model. Community partnerships and contributions fuel Repower and increase sustainable living awareness
  • VA – SOLAR  Secure Futures – Tony Smith CEO 877-333-3008 tony@securefutures.us
    Secure Futures designs, develops, finances, owns and operates distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions with tax-exempt entities to enhance their sustainability goals and to reduce electricity costs below grid parity – without any capital expenditure.. Our systems protect against future electricity price increases through 20 year solar service agreements. We pass along tax savings to our tax-exempt customers and also provide our customers with opportunities to purchase the systems at fair market values after the depreciation period. We specify American-made products and seek to source labor and professional services locally.. TIP Webinar . Unique Municipal Solar Financing Model & Financing Comparisons.