The Hydrogen Economy
Global Green Hydrogen Science and Technology Team
- Dr. Woodrow W. Clark, Chairperson
Founder, Managing Director, and CEO of Clark Strategic
Partners (AKA Clark Communications) in Beverly Hills, California.
He was the Deputy Director / Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Reliability to Governor Gray Davis where he focused on sustainable development, renewable energy, advanced and emerging technologies and finance. Clark has been an entrepreneur and an expert in technology transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he was Manager of Strategic Planning, Energy-Environmental Directorate during the 1990s. Clark has published articles on renewable energy, green buildings, hydrogen. With Prof. Ted Bradshaw (University of California, Davis), he co-authored
Agile Energy Systems: global lessons from the California energy crisis (Elsevier, 2004). Clark
Qualitative Economics: Toward a Science of Economics, with Prof.
Michael Fast of Aalborg University, Denmark in 2006.
- Dr. Alan Lloyd
President of the International Council on Clean Transportation in Reno,
Nevada. Dr. Lloyd served as the Secretary of the California Environmental
Protection Agency from 2004 through 2006, and as the Chairman of the
California Air Resources Board (CARB) from 1999 to 2004. Dr. Lloyd was also
the 2003 Chairman of the California Fuel Cell Partnership and is a
Co-Founder of the California Stationary Fuel Cell collaborative. Dr. Lloyd
is currently Chairman of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Advisory Committee (HTAC)
that was created under the Energy Act. HTAC reports directly to the
Secretary of Energy of the US Department of Energy.
- Dr. Dan Kammen
Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley,
holding appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of
Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Prof. Kammen is the
founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and
Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment. Prof. Kammen also
serves on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
- Dr. Shannon Baxter-Clemmons
Former Assistant Secretary for Hydrogen and Alternative Fuel Policy at the
California Environmental Protection Agency, and head of development for the
California Hydrogen Blueprint Plan. Dr. Clemmons also previously served at
the California Air Resources Board in the Chairman’s Office of Science and
Advanced Technology and as Director of Special Projects at Fuel Cells 2000
in Washington, DC.
- Dr. Timothy Lipman
Research Director for the Transportation Sustainability Research Center and
Assistant Research Engineer at
the Institute of Transportation Studies,
University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Lipman also serves as
Co-Director of the Pacific Region Combined Heat and Power Application for
the US Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission.
- Dan Adler
Director of Technology Policy for CAL FED (funded by California Public Utility Commission funded renewable energy funding program) in San Francisco. He holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and was an energy advisor to the CPUC from 2001-04.
- Dr. Ted K. Bradshaw
Professor in Human and Community Development Department of the University of California Davis. With Dr. WW Clark, he is co-author of
Agile Energy Systems: global lessons from the California energy crisis
(Elsevier 2004). Davis is the chair of the Graduate Group in Community Development. His current research is on the impact of the California energy crises on the state economy, new local economic development strategies, and community development organizations. In addition, he is the co-author of
Planning Local Economic Development, the leading text for college economic development courses in the U.S.
- Jerald Alan Cole
Engineer and the co-founder of Hydrogen Ventures, LLC. His management consulting company provides assistance to early stage alternative energy companies with product development, market positioning, and raising debt and equity capital. Cole is a Board member of the California Hydrogen Business Council.
- Dr. Douglas Osheroff
Professor of Physics and Applied Physica and chairman of the Department of Physics at Stanford University. He received the Nobel Prize for physics in 1996. Dr. Osheroff is also a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Osheroff's research focuses on the properties of condensed matter near the absolute zero of temperature.
- Dan Emmett
Co-director of the California Hydrogen Highway Network Team. He heads the Energy Now Institute in Santa Barbara, California and prior to that was the Research Director for Environment Now in Santa Monica, California.
- Tod O'Connor
President of O'Connor Consulting Services, Inc. and has a background in the energy industry with particular emphasis in the public utility, distributed generation, and renewable energy areas. Mr. O'Connor has had over twenty years of experience as a consultant to states, the federal government, and industry on legal, public policy, legislative, and regulatory issues dealing with the energy industry.
- Craig A. Perkins
Director of Environmental and Public Works Management, for the city of Santa Monica and is responsible for programs and policies related to the city's water and wastewater systems, public works, engineering, design and capital project construction and environmental protection and resource efficiency.
- Dr. Joel Swisher
Internationally recognized expert in the analysis, design, and evaluation of building-energy systems, utility energy efficiency, distributed generation, and emission reduction programs. He is currently the head of the Rocky Mountain Institute's (RMI) Energy and Resource Services Team.
- Carlos Urrutia
Engineer and consultant in renewable energy and hydrogen. He was an automobile engineer at Toyota for over ten years before focusing on renewable energy while finishing his science degree at California State University, Los Angeles. Since then among related areas and consulting on hydrogen, he has been an advisor for the Los Angeles Community College District on renewable on-site power generation.
- Michele Wynne
Active in the energy industry for more than 30 years. She pioneered the environmental analysis of utility projects and the development of merchant power projects. She was a key participant in the creation of very successful demand management programs in the power industry. She is now focused on the realizing the idea of Power for the People - localizing stationary and mobile energy production using renewable and distributed technology. Michele has a B.S. in Engineering from UCLA and holds memberships in IEEE. ASME and CIGRE.
- Dr. Susan Shaheen, Ph.D.
Holds a joint research faculty appointment at California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH), headquartered at the University of California (UC) Berkeley, and at UC Davis' Institute of Transportation Studies. She has co-authored one book, seventeen journal articles, and over thirty reports and proceedings articles. She is the chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on New Public Transportation Systems and Technologies and was the founding chair of the Carsharing/Station Car Subcommittee of TRB from 1999 to 2004.
- Dr. Joachim Wolf
Vice-President of Linde AG . He is also the Vice-President of the European Hydrogen Society.
- Dr. Henrik Lund
Associate Professor at Aalborg University in Faculty of Planning and Development with expertise in renewable energy such as wind and bio-mass. Lead author on "Green Energy Book" for Danish Government Ministry of Environment (1999).
- Dr. Michael Pickhardt
Associate Professor in Chemistry at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. He has written papers and published on renewable energy and its positive impact on the environment.
- Dr. Michael Mathias
Associate Professor at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. He is an economist who specializes in sustainable development and new alternative technologies.
- Dr. Szabolcs Lipi
Associate Professor of Environmental Energy at the University of Pecas in southern Hungry. He has conducted energy and environmentally sound technology research as well as taught in Hungry and Croatia.
- Maria Maack
Engineer and Director of the Iceland Hydrogen Program which is the world model for renewables (primarily hydro and geothermal) for creating hydrogen.
- Konrad Bergmeister
Technical Director and Chief of Engineering for the Brenner Highway.
- Giovanni Pino
Head of the Alternative energy group for APAT in the Italian Government. Within the last 2-3 years, APAT has become very involved in developing the Italian "Hydrogen Economy".
- Dr. Walter Huber
Chair of the EU Hydrogen Highway. He was trained in Technical Chemistry, later going on to become Director of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano's Agency for Environmental Protection and Work Safety. He is currently the Director of the Institute for Innovative Technologies IIT in Bolzano (Hydrogen facilities and studies).
- Emilio Paolucci
Associate Professor of Engineering at Politechnical University in Turino. He is also the founder and director of Pianeta srl, an alternative energy company in Settimo, Italy for the Piedmont region in Northern Italy.
- Francesco Profumo
Dean of Engineering at the Politechnical University in Turino and most likely to be its next Rector (President or Chancellor). He is very interested in alternative and advanced technologies such as hydrogen.
- Ivar Hexeberg
Vice President of Norsk Hydro, the largest hydroelectric power producer in Norway. The company also has 25% oil and gas production. Norsk Hydro is the major European producer of "electrolyzers" for converting electrons to hydrogen. The company have been in that business for over 50 years as it is a critical process in making fertilizer.
- Gard Titlestad
Science advisor to the Norwegian Ambassador to the EU in Brussels. He has been instrumental in organizing and holding conferences for the EU "regions" on innovation, including hydrogen.
People's Republic of China
- Li Zing
Professor in Denmark on Public Policy and a scientist from Shanghai.