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Jigar Shah
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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we need to change the conversation around clean energy, align its story with the emotional and aspirational narratives that speak to the Canadian public. People need to see Clean Energy as cutting-edge, exciting, rugged, reliable, and tough as Harper painted the Canadian Oil Sands. We need it to feel like what it actually is, using our cunning, sweat and ingenuity to capture and access the mother load of all mother loads, renewable energy. 
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Passion may well be the missing ingredient. Years of battling fossil fuel influences can wear down the cause. Can the green team answer the bell for another round? Jury is out
Congrats to you and your wife on the birth of your child. That's passion. 
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Independence is the heart of American identity. Clean energy is independence turned into electrons: the application of cunning, sweat, and ingenuity to harness the restless power of the American landscape.
Originally published on Fortune. The energy might be clean, but the work is rooted in all-American dirt, sweat, and hard labor. The Pope just took a stand on climate change. One of the fastest cars in the world is electric. China is the world’s leading market for solar. So why does it feel like America is stuck
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If the utility lawyers want to start charging solar PV real-time pricing they first have to upgrade their clients’ billing systems to handle the data.  At that point I would be happy to appoint an independent consultant to account for the full benefits and costs of net metering – offsetting any lost revenues to the overall system costs with cost savings on system upgrades and reduced operation costs -- we can then get a more precise assessment of how this net metering nets out.
Net Metering is a compromise accounting method to accurately track electricity sent back to the grid.  It allows utility customers who generate electricity on-site, usually from a solar PV rooftop system, to run their meter backward by sending the excess electricity generated back to the grid, or utility company.  In turn, the utility company must pay the retail rate for the electricity sent back to the grid.  This was done because it is the easi...
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Here is my response to the anti-solar Wall Street Journal editorial board.
Net Metering is a compromise accounting method to accurately track electricity sent back to the grid.  It allows utility customers who generate electricity on-site, usually from a solar PV rooftop system, to run their meter backward by sending the excess electricity generated back to the grid, or utility company.  In turn, the utility company must pay the retail rate for the electricity sent back to the grid.  This was done because it is the easi...
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Fascinating take from Felix Kramer, this day is coming soon.
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Nancy Pfund, the founder of DBL Investors, has supported some of the most successful modern clean energy companies, including Tesla, SolarCity, PowerLight and BrightSource.
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An "all of the above" energy policy is not consistent with our energy ethic. We need leaders who will put a price on carbon emissions and stop fossil fuel subsidies. - Sandy Reisky
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The bottom line.  Once the utilities actually enter the 21st century for real I would be happy to move away from net metering.  If net metering truly costs the utility companies more, the solar producers (and others) should pick up the tab.  If net metering is a bonus to the utility companies, they should pay the renewable energy producers the real value for their solar electricity.  Deal?
Net Metering is a compromise accounting method to accurately track electricity sent back to the grid.  It allows utility customers who generate electricity on-site, usually from a solar PV rooftop system, to run their meter backward by sending the excess electricity generated back to the grid, or utility company.  In turn, the utility company must pay the retail rate for the electricity sent back to the grid.  This was done because it is the easi...
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Yeah, I've listened to a couple, and thought they were great, but just can't seem to squeeze podcasts into my schedule.
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Resource Efficiency Business Owner Myth: “My customers don’t need financing and neither do I.”
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"Copyright 2014"

(please don't look at my sites, they probably say 2011...)
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Zero Emission electricity way ahead of schedule, why was even Greenpeace's predictions conservative?
The energy world is undergoing massive transformation. Installations of renewable energy have skyrocketed around the world, exceeding most predictions from less than a decade ago… Click here for additional projections for North America, the EU, and China. Having trouble viewing this infographic?
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Same reason the earth is heating faster and sea levels are rising faster than even the IPCC projects... 
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I just contributed to this fantastic cause
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Partner at Inerjys, a $250 million fund that invests in clean energy, and a Carbon War Room board member. In 2003, he founded SunEdison, the largest solar services company, and from 2009 to March 2012 he was CEO of the Carbon War Room.
Employment
  • Clean Feet
    Partner, 2012 - present
  • Carbon War Room
    CEO, 2009 - 2012
  • SunEdison
    Founder and CEO, 2003 - 2008
  • BP Solar
    Analyst, 1999 - 2003
  • Energetics (US DOE)
    Analyst, 1997 - 1999
  • Atlantic Orient Corporation
    Engineer, 1996 - 1997
  • AstroPower
    Intern, 1995 - 1995
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Washington, DC
Previously
Norwich, VT - Sterling, IL - Modasa, Gujarat INDIA - Newark, DE - Champaign, IL - Columbia, MD - Beltsville, MD - New York, NY
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The Abbey, 205 E 16th (at 3rd) New York, NY 10003
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Revolutionizing Infrastructure
Introduction

Jigar Shah is an entrepreneur committed to leveraging the next economy by deploying existing technologies that solve the challenging issues of our time. He is author of the upcoming book: Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy.

He is CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting and a board member of the Carbon War Room, the global organization founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin United to help entrepreneurs address climate change. He served as the Carbon War Room’s first CEO from 2009-2012.

Shah’s first foray into realizing his vision of climate wealth was the founding of SunEdison in 2003; which remains the world’s leading solar services company. At SunEdison, Shah simplified solar as a service by implementing the power purchase agreement  (PPA) business model. The SunEdison business model enabled massive, scalable deployment of existing solar technology that turned solar into a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. Prior to SunEdsion, Shah worked within strategy at BP Solar, and before that was a contractor for the Department of Energy on vehicles and fuel cell programs.

Shah holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign- Urbana, and an M.B.A. from The University of Maryland. He sits on the boards of the SolarNexus, KMR Infrastructure, Viasole and Greenpeace USA.\

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Married for 15 years, Founded SunEdison, Thrived at BP, Live in NYC, Inspired by Entrepreneurs everyday
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Mechanical Engineering, 1992 - 1996
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Robert H Smith School of Business, 1998 - 2000
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