NDN/NPI's Clean Energy Solution Series Announces Second Event

On Monday, June 27th NDN/NPI will host an extended look at the progress solar power has made across America in recent years.  Panelists for this working lunch include Danny Kennedy, founder of Sungevity, a fast growing solar company; Andrea Luecke, Executive Director of The Solar Foundation; and Rachel Tronstein, Clean Energy Specialist, The Solar Program at the US Deptartment of Energy.

Be sure to RSVP as soon as possible.  Additionally, don't forget about our kick-off event for the Clean Energy Solution Series, focusing on Wireless Technology, to be held on June 16.  For more information, click here.

Danny Kennedy - Founder, Sungevity

A long-time social entrepreneur, Danny has achieved global recognition as an environmental activist, spokesperson, and opinion leader. Most recently, Danny was the Campaigns Manager for Greenpeace Australia Pacific. In 2001, he ran Greenpeace’s California Clean Energy Campaign, the success of which helped lead to the current California Solar Initiative. Danny was the founder and first Executive Director of Project Underground and serves on several nonprofit boards.


Andrea Luecke - Acting Executive Director, The Solar Foundation

Andrea Luecke is responsible for developing and implementing national educational initiatives and high-level research that promote the widespread adoption of solar energy. Ms. Luecke played a key role in authoring and releasing the National Solar Jobs Census 2010 and is currently playing a leadership role on two long-term U.S. Department of Energy programs: Solar America Communities and the Solar Instructor Training Network. Ms. Luecke is regularly asked to present on practical "best practice" approaches to widespread solar deployment at the national and international levels.

Rachel Tronstein - Clean Energy Advisor in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

In this role she focuses on how to make renewables cost competitive with traditional forms of electricity in the near term. She joined the DOE in early 2009, first working in the Policy International Office with an emphasis on U.S.-China clean energy cooperation. Before coming to the DOE, Rachel worked at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York as the Commitments Senior Manager focusing on clean energy. Rachel has an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA with Honors from the University of Michigan, where she was President of the undergraduate student body.