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Who I Am
I’m Managing Member of this store, called the ETS Energy Store, LLC (www.etsenergy.
com), which sells organic, natural, and sustainable products for businesses, homes, and families. It also provides electric vehicle consulting services for companies needing marketing, engineering and technical expertise on their respective product lines. In addition, I also run a blog called www.greenlivingguy.com which will discuss sustainable living, energy efficiency and electric cars—green living! I used to own a company called Electric Transportation Solutions, LLC, which sold all forms of electric vehicles, consulted for other companies on improving their perception in the market, and helped them determine strategic partnerships. I shut down that company to focus on the ETS Energy Store, LLC.
I am also the Consulting Editor for McGraw-Hill on a new series called the Green
Guru Guides. These books should be coming out in 2009.
Just like Bob Brant, I am a New Yorker who rode the electric-powered subway
trains. In fact, when I worked for the New York Power Authority, which powers those
subways, I gained a new appreciation for electric transportation every time I took the
train into and around New York City.
My interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency, however, began in graduate
school at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Albany, New York,
where I received a master of public administration degree. I concentrated on comparative
international development, which focused on the World Bank and the International
Monetary Fund. After I read about the World Bank funding inefficient and
environmentally destructive energy projects, such as coal-burning power plants in
China or dams in Brazil that had the potential to destroy the Amazon, I decided to take
my understanding to another level.
For my master’s thesis I interviewed members of
the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Bretton Woods Institutions.
I was fortunate enough to be able to ask direct questions to project managers who
oversaw billions that went to China to build coal-burning power plants. I asked them
how the Bank could fund an environmentally destructive energy project when there
were no traps or technologies to recapture the emissions and use that energy or recapture
it back into the plant to use as energy. The answers were not good, but since I researched
the Bank, attention to environmental issues has expanded by leaps and bounds and the
Bank is starting to work toward economic and environmental efficiencies. While they
still have a lot of work to do, it’s clear that progress is possible.