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The Clean Energy Solutions Center has assembled a global network of clean energy experts available to provide countries with quick response technical assistance and advice.  This team answers questions and provides advice about strategies, regulations, standards, financial incentives, and deployment programs for a broad range of clean energy sectors and technologies. This policy support is available at no cost to representatives from government agencies or technical institutes assisting governments from any country.

Register at our partner’s website, the Clean Energy Solutions Center, using the button below (it’s just four quick questions) and you get immediate access to a range of distinguished global experts in clean energy policy, who will respond to your questions personally.

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The following experts are available:

Energy Efficiency Policy Experts

Appliances and Equipment
Christine Egan, Executive Director, Collaborative Labeling & Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)
Christine Egan is the Executive Director of the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP). Under Ms. Egan’s leadership, CLASP has provided standards and labeling technical assistance to more than 50 countries on six continents, and she has maintained and grown a successful base of high-impact programs. Egan is an internationally recognized expert in principles of labeling design, stakeholder outreach, consumer energy behavior, and communications campaigns to support energy standards and labeling. She has extensive domestic and international experience in all aspects of energy efficiency standards and labeling (S&L) policy for appliances.

Cesar Treviño, Leader, Mexico Green Building Council (Mexico)
Cesar Treviño founded Green Building and Alternative Energy in 2001. Based in Monterrey, Mexico, this organization offers consulting services in green building planning and design, energy and environmental assessments (LEED™ certification), sustainable project management, as well as renewable energy systems. Since 2003, he has been the Leader for the Mexican Green Building Challenge Team and a Committee Member of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment. Treviño is the first LEED™ Accredited Professional in Latin America. He and his project team achieved the first LEED-Gold certification in Latin America (HSBC Corporate Tower, Mexico City). He has lectured on sustainable construction and domotics as post-graduate professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Industrial Efficiency
G C Datta Roy, CEO, Dalkia (India)

G C Datta Roy is the CEO of Dalkia Energy Services Ltd and a member of the French MNC Veolia/Dalkia group, the world's largest environment and energy services business group. He has more than 40 years experience in the manufacturing and energy sectors. As member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Roy played a significant role in development of India’s Energy Conservation Act and in subsequent development of a work plan for India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency. As member of the CII Committee on Climate Change, he was involved in development of a strategy paper recommending India’s position on the Kyoto Protocol from industries' perspective.

Gustau Mañez Gomis. en.lighten Project Manager, UNEP Division of Technology, Industry, and Energy (France)

Since 2010, Mañez has been responsible for the United Nations Environment Programme/Global Environment Facility (UNEP/GEF) en.lighten initiative, a public/private partnership, working in close contact with governments and private sector partners to promote the global transition to energy-efficient lighting, primarily with the phase-out of incandescent lamps, by 2016. He has experience in policy related aspects of a wide range of environmental subjects including: climate change issues, chemicals and waste management and governance. Previously, Mañez was the climate change focal point for UNEP in Europe (Geneva) and worked at the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Industrial Efficiency
Julia Reinaud, Policy and Programs Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity (France)

Julia Reinaud serves as IIP’s Policy and Programs Director. Julia was hired by the ClimateWorks Foundation to develop IIP’s business plan and set up the organization. Julia was previously an energy and climate policy analyst at the International Energy Agency, working on climate, trade and energy policy issues in the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Division. She was also employed by a French electricity supplier as an account manager for industrial companies. She has written a series of sectoral reports dealing with competitiveness and carbon leakage issues for heavy industries under uneven climate policies, and compatibility of policy responses with the World trade Organization. She has a PhD (with distinction) in Economics and Industrial Organization and a Masters in Corporate Strategy and Industrial Organization from University Paris Dauphine.


Renewable Energy Policy Experts

Olivier Dubois, Senior Energy Financial Analyst, Senior Rural Institutions Officer, FAO

Olivier Dubois is Senior Rural Institutions Officer and Coordinator of the Bioenergy Group within the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. He has worked on land use intensification, forest management, and institutional aspects of rural development in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia-South Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States, through both long-term assignments with the Belgian Cooperation Agency, the German Consulting Company DFS (Deutsche Forest Service), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and FAO, and several short-term missions, including for the World Bank and the European Commission.

Geothermal, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal
John Wright, Principal, Wright Energy Consulting (Australia)

John Wright has more than 40 years experience as a scientist and engineer in the energy and minerals processing industries. Since 2009, he has been Principal of Wright Energy Consulting, specialising in the technical assessment of low-emission technologies for government instrumentalities and the energy generation and supply industries. Wright has been Chief of the Division of Energy Technology, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Director of CSIRO’s Energy Transformed program—targeted at the development and advancement of low-emission energy technologies and systems—and which he built into a $55 million enterprise with a staff of 350 scientists and engineers and the participation of 50 industry partners in 2008.

Project Finance
Karlynn Cory, Senior Energy Financial Analyst, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Karlynn Cory is the team analysis lead for renewable energy project finance at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Cory has nearly 20 years of experience analyzing renewable energy policies and U.S. electricity markets. She has an in-depth understanding of investor requirements to get renewable energy projects financed, as well as experience identifying best practices for policies that can be used to encourage increased capital for renewables. Cory also has extensively evaluated renewable energy certificate (REC) markets for renewable portfolio standards and voluntary green power markets, and more recently, has examined feed-in tariff policies in the United States and Europe.


Clean Transportation Policy Experts

Clean Transportation Fuels
Steve Schuck, Manager, Bioenergy Australia

Steve Schuck has been Manager of Bioenergy Australia since 1997. His background is mainly in the electricity supply industry, and he has experience in the construction industry and in consulting. His own consultancy, Stephen Schuck and Associates, specialises in sustainable energy sources. He also has expertise in strategic and business planning, project development and technology assessment. Schuck holds a B.Sc (Engineering), a Graduate Diploma in Engineering, a Graduate Diploma of Management (Technology Management), an M.Sc(Engineering), and a PhD and an MBA (Technology Management).

Low-Emission Vehicles
Ted Sears, Senior Project Leader, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Ted Sears is a Senior Project Leader in NREL's Market Transformation Center—Fuels, Vehicles, and Transportation Group. He is the task leader for EPAct tasks within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. Before joining NREL, Sears was a senior environmental consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Until recently, he served as a member of the Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council. Before that, Sears served as a senior environmental consultant with The Technical Group, LLC; an adjunct faculty member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School; and an attorney and senior associate editor at the Environmental Law Institute.


Energy Access Policy Experts

Enterprise Development, Microfinance
Ellen Morris, President and Founder, Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC (United States)

Ellen Morris is the president and founder of Sustainable Energy Solutions, a professional services company that promotes the increased use and deployment of clean energy technologies and services as a means to support economic development and reduce poverty in developing countries. The focus is on energy access and links to development; end-user finance for modern energy; gender and energy; productive uses for energy to support economic development; and enabling environments for project development and investment in clean energy. Morris is also the Director of the academic programs on International Energy Management and Policy and Sustainable Energy Policy at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

Rural Electrification
Ibrahim H. Rehman, Director, Social Transformation Division, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, India)

Ibrahim Hafeezur Rehman, a British Chevening scholar of the 2000 batch, is presently Director with TERI, New Delhi, in the Social Transformation Division. With a master’s degree in organic chemistry and a course in community development and environmental management from University of Manchester, UK, he has more than 21 years experience in CSR policy and implementation; projects and activities related to Rural Development in general and Rural Energy and Natural Resources Management in particular. Rehman has experience of working within several states in India and across countries such as Cambodia, Nepal, and Pakistan. Rehman has several publications in reputed international journals and has authored or co-authored three books.


About the Clean Energy Solutions Center

The Clean Energy Solutions Center was designed and is supported by a unique partnership between the Clean Energy Ministerial and the United Nations inter-agency energy mechanism (UN-Energy).

The Clean Energy Ministerial is a global forum to promote policies and programs that encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. Members include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.