Managing Director, Carbon War Room at Rocky Mountain Institute
BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:
Harvard University, MBA, 1997
University of California, San Diego. BS CSEE, 1988
In addition to his roles at RMI and CWR, Ned founded and led several renewable energy development companies and served as an executive for a global consultancy. In his early career, Ned spent eight years as an officer in the United States Navy, serving aboard nuclear submarines and in the Tomahawk cruise missile program office.
ACHIEVEMENT / What does the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum consist of?
To transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. We engage businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables.
LOCATION / Where do you lead your project/company (city, region and country)?
Rocky Mountain Institute has a global footprint with offices in Colorado, New York, Washington, DC, Beijing and CWR teams currently operating out of England, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean islands.
IMPACT / How do you evaluate the economic, social, politic and environmental impact of your project / action?
Our work is successful when business and markets serve as primary drivers in the transition to efficient low carbon energy systems because they and the varied stakeholders that support them benefit from the transition.
QUOTE / A sentence, quotation or a word that best describes you
“Our challenges are design challenges not engineering challenges.”