government relations

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS 

The experts below are driving renewable energy progress in local government and states across the USA.  
  • National – Baird Brown –  eco(n)law LLC  baird@eco-n-law.net M 267.231.2310
    Baird’s 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
  • National – Craig Lewis- Clean Coalition   650.796.2353  craig@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 
  • National – Charles B. Howland; Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle,  LLP; 212-696-8870; chowland@curtis.com NY..In 2018 Charlie joined Curtis, Mallet-Prevost to head its Environmental group after a 28 year career at the USEPA.  He advises clients on all aspects of environmental law, including the cleanup and redevelopment of sites, and on ‘grid edge’ energy projects including ‘brightfields.’  He is also General Counsel for Customized Energy Solutions, Ltd., which provides market forecasts, hosted energy market operations platforms, and related advisory services for clients in the wholesale and retail electricity and natural gas markets in the U.S., Canada, India and Japan 
  • National – Gerry Braun IntegratedResourcesNetwork  gbraun@iresn.org
    Gerry is an energy technology generalist with a 360 degree view of current and emerging energy supply options.  Based on decades of energy R&D and commercial leadership, he advises on technical and economic issues of local energy integration, collaboration and planning. 
  • National – Kathy Kinsman, Attorney 435-513-2336 kehkinsman@gmail.com CA
    Land use and environmental attorney who practiced in public sector, private sector and non-profit.
  • National Kevin Daehnke, Center for Strategic Policy Innovation  kdaehnke@centerforstrategicpolicy.org  949-632-2239  Kevin Daehnke is Founder and President of the Center for Strategic Policy Innovation, where he spearheads the Clean Growth IncubatorTM, an Accelerator for the buildout of clean, renewable energy in cities across the country. As an environmental attorney and entrepreneur, Kevin is a strong believer in the value of economic innovation and public-private partnerships to jumpstart equitable economic growth throughout the nation  
  • 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.
  • National – Lynn Arthur – Peak Power LI 631-871-8877 lynna27@gmail.com.com
    PeakPower LI works with municipalities to develop programs that align with the Municipal Sustainability Plan, including policies and building code. We collaborate with municipal staff executing programs that educate and stimulate constituents to lower their carbon footprint. Recently our marketing campaign successfully harnessed public pressure to motivate an inflection point resulting in regulatory change to enable CCA on Long Island
  • National – Moneer Azzam. Beacon Climate Innovationsmazzam@beaconclimate.com  (m) 978-375-2246Beacon Climate Innovations is hybrid consultant and project developer bridging the gap from emerging innovation technologies to the solutions of front line of climate change. With three decades of experience in the renewable and clean tech industry and a solid foundation as a Greentown Labs member Beacon Climate has the tools efficiently and effectively develop climate solutions
  • National – 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 – Vu Nguyen, (972) 652 – 0428  vnguyen@tnsk.com Vu provides renewable energy and utility advisory services leveraging his experience in commodity trading, risk management, tariff and policy analysis, product structuring, and origination services. I deliver sustainable outcomes utilizing C&I energy products, carbon offsets, energy efficiency, demand management, and microgrid technologies. 
  • CA – Rob Hammon PhD BIRAenergy  – 209.482.1363 – rob@biraenergy.com  
    Leading the residential market to reduce emissions, reverse climate change, and improve business practices by integrating existing and emerging efficiency, renewable and storage technologies into homes and communities
  •  CA – Robert Perry- Synergistic Solutions 818.384.4557 robert.perry108@gmail.com
    Robert Perry serves as the Director of Energy Research for the World Business Academy, a 501(c)(3) think tank focused on the role business in solving humanity’s largest challenges. Mr. Perry researches issues underlying energy generation, transmission and distribution, microgrid, and storage systems as they relate to development of an integrated distributed energy system capable of operating entirely on renewable energy.
  • CT – Mark Scully People’s Action for Clean Energy   mwscully29@gmail.com 917 843 7214
    PACE seeks to transition Connecticut to clean energy through grassroots education and advocacy. Through its 100PercentCT Project, PACE is developing viable plans for individual towns to move to 100% renewable energy. PACE is the largest all volunteer organization in the state engaged with these issues, and its members are active at public events, legislative hearings and environmental forums, both in person and on state and local television and radio. PACE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
  • OH – Myra Moss Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Development Initiative & Energize Ohio  moss.63@osu.edu  740.607.5177
    The Sustainable Development Initiative approaches energy, education, planning and research from a sustainable perspective, incorporating the cornerstones of sustainability into our work with communities, organizations, and businesses.  Program topics encompass sustainable community planning, entrepreneurship and energy development.
  • TN – Michael Walton  Green Spaces  – 423.648.0963 michael@greenspaceschattanooga.com
    Green|spaces is a 501(c)3 that advances the sustainability of living, working, and building in Chattanooga,TN and the surrounding region. This is done through Empower Chattanooga, an outreach, education, and training program in underserved neighborhoods. The program focuses on resilience and affordability of utilities; green|light, Chattanooga’s Green Business Certification; the NextGen Homes, a demonstration of market-rate net zero energy residential development; as well as other programming including green school summits, networking, consulting, speaking, sustainability professional development, and a store-front public resource center. 
     
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