Affiliation and years of experience
I have more than 25 years of experience working on energy and environmental issues. My engineering background has enabled me to work in a number of areas including HVAC design, R&D, business development, government relations, and now consulting. Former employers include an integrated natural gas company, two not-for-profit energy research organizations and two multi-national power generation equipment manufacturers.
Any particular achievement/interest in energy/environment you would like to mention?
I have a keen interest in seeing solar photovoltaic cells become more efficient as it would allow for less surface area to generate the same power. This in turn would save on raw materials and lower the overall cost, making it possible to install solar photovoltaic systems on more homes, especially in developing countries where access to electricity is limited.
In your opinion, what are important issues facing the energy industry nowadays?
Energy storage is one of the most important issues facing the energy industry today. Large scale, efficient and inexpensive energy storage will allow more widespread use of renewable energy resources such as wind and solar. Smaller, more efficient batteries for vehicles will allow for a greater range between charges and lower vehicle weights.
How long have you been a member of NCAC? Any particular NCAC memory you would like to share with us?
After attending a number of excellent NCAC events over the years, I finally decided to become a member this year.