In Germany, entire communities work together to protect the environment and collectively contribute to reducing their carbon footprints by producing energy from renewable sources. In America, some states are aggressively promoting similar programs. In Connecticut, there is a dedicated effort to strengthen the state’s economy pushing for clean, renewable energy sources.In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Bryan Garcia, President and CEO, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. Stay tuned! Bryan was named president of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority in 2011. Among the initiatives he oversees are incentive programs to support the installation of clean energy systems at residential and commercial sites, an incentive program to support development of new clean energy technologies and the award winning CT Clean Energy Communities Program. Prior to rejoining CCEF in 2011, Bryan was program director for the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. At Yale, Bryan led efforts to develop a leading global program responsible for preparing environmental leaders for business and society. He also served as co-editor of Carbon Finance: Environmental Market Solutions to Climate Change and Carbon Finance II: Investing in Forests for Climate Protection, publications that present the opinions and experiences of leading practitioners in finance, global carbon markets and the business of climate change. Bryan also co-founded Earth Markets, a CT company that helps to accelerate the deployment of clean and efficient energy technology in homes and businesses. He holds a BS in political economy of natural resources from U.C. Berkeley, masters degrees in public administration and business administration from New York University and a Master of Environmental Management degree from Yale.
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