sustainable cities & NZE

SUSTAINABLE & NET ZERO ENERGY CITIES/COMMUNITIES
POLICIES & PROGRAMS

 
The experts below are driving sustainability and renewable energy progress in cities, communities, local government and states across the USA.  
 
  • 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
  • National – eco(n)law LLC  – Baird Brown 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 – 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 – Microgrid Architect  Shalom Flank – 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 –   PACE Equity Kevin Moyer, 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 –  EarthKind Energy Ron Kamen 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 – 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 –  Zero Net Energy Alliance  – Richard Schorske (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.
  • CA – BIRAenergy – Rob Hammon PHD- 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 – Integrated Resources Network Gerald Braun gbraun@iresn.org
    Providing local integrated energy analysis for communities. A growing community of pragmatic innovators working for a smart clean energy future. TIP: Municipalities should take a look at coordinating the local integration of all aspects of energy.
  • CA – TerraVerde Renewable Partners, LLC Rick Brown PhD – 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
      
  • CT – People’s Action for Clean Energy Mark Scully 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 Exe Dir Go Green Cities Gerry@GoGreenCities.US    (808) 633~7722  
    The Go Green Cities non-profit from Maui, Hawaii archived 30 top Lucrative Sustainability project templates from around the world that deliver world-changing ecological-and-economic benefits to municipalities and their citizens. The winning projects slash 5.5 million tons-of-carbon and generate $1 billion in new Green cash flows every year. A research guidebook, Sustainability for Municipal Governments, describes how cities and counties can learn how to duplicate these results. 
  • NM – Center for Community Innovation – Geoff Peterson 575.245.9000 geoff.peterson@sustainraton.org
    ENERGIZE is a community group advocating for increased use of local energy and power generation to improve resilience and spur local economy. We will be working on conservation and water quality issues in our region.
  • OH – Myra Moss at 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 at 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.