cities/towns

CITIES/COMMUNITIES
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY POLICIES & PROGRAMS

 
The experts below are driving sustainability and renewable energy progress in cities, communities, 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 – Haskell Werlin & Steven Strong – Solar Design Associates Harvard MA – 978-456-6855  hwerlin@solardesign.com sjstrong@solardesign.com VT-Solar Design Associates, Inc offers engineering and design services that creatively integrate renewable energy systems into buildings and utility infrastructure in New England, nationwide, and around the world. As solar and engineering professionals we support utilities, solar developers, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations with complete solar electric, solar thermal, and wind energy systems. Our pioneering work in zero net energy buildings and building integration of solar electric systems (BIPV) keeps us on the forefront of progress towards our renewable energy future..
  • 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 – 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 – 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 – Richard Schorske  Zero Net Energy Alliance – (415) 310-2407 richards@znealliance.net  
    Optimizing DER and works with cities and large institutions – energy and transportation . Carbon sequestration and land management . Policies in building sector. DNZ at municipal level EV Alliance EV regional plans and blue prints . Largest Low carbon port in Long Beach Vitual power plants and microgrids. He previously worked with Paul.
  • 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 – 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 –  Tom Kabat  – Energy Consultant, Tomgkabat@gmail.com 650 924 8525  
    Tom Kabat consults on energy problems with communities, CCA’s, Utilities, state and federal governments focusing on achieving a carbon free future. His background is in environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, utility resource planning, and electrification analysis. 
  • 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 – Rick Brown PhDTerraVerde Renewable Partners LLC   – rick.brown@tvrpllc.com 707.953.2885
    TerraVerde is an independent energy advisor representing school districts, public agencies, CCAs and commercial enterprises. We help clients reduce energy use and costs by planning, designing and implementing energy conservation measures, solar energy systems, energy storage, Microgrid and other DER solutions.Our Asset Management Services ensure renewable energy assets are maintained to provide optimum performance and maximum cost savings
      
  •  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.
  • CO – Dick White PhD Enduring Green Globe Consulting  – 970-903-7293 – rwhite@gobrainstorm.net  
    The goal of Enduring Green Globe Consulting is to work primarily with state and local governments and potentially with businesses to safely incubatea sustainable future.
  • 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.
  • HI – Gerry Dameron Ese Dir –  Go Green Cities  Gerry@GoGreenCities.US    (808) 633~7722  
    The Go Green Institute out of Maui, Hawaii published a research guidebook entitled Sustainability Solutions, How Cities and Counties are Making Millions by Going Green. The research showcases 30 top Super-Green-Projects from around the world that are slashing 5.5 million tons of carbon per year while also generating over $1.05 billion in recurring positive cash flows annually for local municipal governments. More info at www.GoGreenCities.US and www.GreenFutures.US
  • MD – Norman Lutkefedder, SEED Fund Inc. 510 305 9120 Annapolis MD nlutkefedder@aol.com
    I have developed policies and programs for National and International solar and renewable energy. Currently involved in International renewable energy planning and development including village electrification. National interest lies with solar energy on landfill.
  • 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.
  • PA – Michele Halsell Penn State Sustainability Institute    mwh16@psu.edu 814.867.4578
    The Sustainable Cities Collaborative exists to connect local community leaders with Penn State faculty, staff and students to address community sustainability priorities. SCC projects address a wide array of sustainability topics including renewable energy, water, waste minimization and recycling, alternative transportation, and local foods.
  • 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. 

     
     
Please Read this Disclaimer: Although most of the resources listed on this site are experts in their fields, Municipal Sustainable Energy Forum does not evaluate their qualifications.  Therefore,  by clicking on any of the links or by attending any programs listed on this website, and/or if you follow any advice or use any of these companies/services, you are agreeing to not hold Municipal Sustainable Energy Forum or its DBAs, liable for any negative results arising from the use of these ideas, services or companies.