Archive | February, 2010

GEA and CUEnergy Welcome Peter Fusaro

25 Feb

Next Wednesday, March 3, 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Leeds School of Business, Koelbel Building, Room 330.

Be there…or be square, as the saying goes.

The Graduate Entrepreneurs Association and the CU Energy club, with the help of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, are happy to welcome Peter Fusaro, a global leader in the clean energy revolution.

Peter will be in Boulder to speak at the Sustainable Opportunities Summit in Denver, March 2-4. Thanks to his relationship with the Deming Center, we are fortunate to have him coming to campus for some more personal interaction with CU-Boulder students.

Below is Peter’s bio, which illuminates just how much he has accomplished and why you should come to this visit if you are interested in addressing the challenges that face our world in terms of energy and the environment.

Peter C. Fusaro is Chairman of Global Change Associates a financial services advisory in New York and is the best selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron and 14 other books on energy and the environmental financial markets. Peter is an energy industry thought leader noted for his keen insights in emerging energy and environmental financial markets.  He has been on the forefront of energy and environmental change for over 34 years focusing on oil, gas, power, coal, emissions, carbon trading and renewable energy markets. Peter is currently advising on carbon trading and finance as well as clean energy technology arena to financial services companies. During Peter’s long career in clean energy, he has worked with the US EPA in taking the lead out of gasoline, establishing the New York World Trade Center’s energy efficiency programs, and advising the Toyota Prius team on hybrid vehicles. Peter was selected for Who’s Who in America for 2007-2010 and Who’s Who World for 2010. He coined the term “Green Trading” and holds the Wall Street Green Trading Summit with Reuters in New York each spring (www.wsgts.com). He is also a well known expert on Asia Pacific energy and environmental financial markets. He co-founded the Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC (www.energyhedgefunds.com) in 2004. Peter graduated with an MA in international relations from Tufts University and a BA from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Today, Peter works with many cleantech companies and is a member of the board or advisory board member for MISYS’ Open Carbon World (Open Source Solutions), Clean Air Technology (Mobile Emissions Technology Monitoring), CRD Analytics (Next Generation Environmental Financial Screen for Publically Listed Companies),  EcoVerdance (Agricultural Plant Accelerant), Carbon Flow (Kyoto Carbon Offset Projects),  EcoSys Capital (Carbon Finance company), Belgrave Trust (Carbon Offsets), AtmosAir (Indoor Air Quality), and Aspiralink (Web-Based Search for Green Energy Services).

We hope to see you there!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP and answer two quick questions by clicking here.

GEA Leadership Passing the Baton

16 Feb

We recently held elections to determine who will lead the GEA into the future. And the results are in…Matt Reisman, has been elected as the GEA President for 2010-2011. He will be filling the big, bad shoes of ’09-’10 Pres, Jay Wilson.

As part of the transition from this year’s leadership to that of next year, we are now making strides toward passing responsibilities and projects on to the students of the Leeds Class of 2011. There is an incredible amount of energy among the incoming group of GEA officers, and we anticipate that our club will grow significantly in the coming years.

Looking forward, we have many plans to maintain our momentum:

  • GEA mentorship program: this effort, spearheaded by Lindsay Brust (class 2009) doubled in number of mentor/mentee matches in its second year of operation – from approximately 20 last year to nearly 40 this year.
  • The GEA aims to serve as an exhaustive conduit of information for its members, ensuring that the students at Leeds are aware of all of the great events and activities that are taking place on a weekly basis in and around Boulder.
  • The Learn from the Best speaker series will feature interactions with some awesome local entrepreneurial players this semester. More details to come!
  • We are already gearing up for planning the 2010 GEA Entrepreneurs Retreat, which will surely prove to be as enjoyable as those in the past.
  • The new leadership is brainstorming new, exciting events for next year’s members, which may include a group trip to another national entrepreneurial hub.

Stay tuned to learn more about the progress being made within the GEA and our evolving efforts to create valuable impact within the Boulder community.

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