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Our Advisory Panel

To ensure that we continue to live up to the highest standards, we've asked a few of our most respected member-bloggers to serve as an advisory panel for the site. They were selected for the outstanding quality of their work, their expertise across the spectrum of disciplines that make up our community, and most of all for their commitment to the ideals that drive us: inclusiveness, balance, community and civility.

Watch for original, exclusive posts from our advisory panel members. They'll enliven our podcast series, appear in our webinars, and cover events for us as the opportunities arise. And we look to them to be advocates for the community-at-large as well, keeping us focused on our mission as we expand, and making sure we don't forget...

Scott Edward Anderson Scott Edward
@greenskeptic on Twitter

Scott Edward Anderson is currently global marketing director for cleantech at Ernst & Young. He is the founder of the popular blog, The Green Skeptic, and the VerdeStrategy consultancy. He has held management positions with Ashoka and The Nature Conservancy and is co-founder of the Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic. An award-winning poet, Scott was a John Sawhill Conservation Leadership Fellow, a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program, and is a frequent public speaker on environmental issues and clean energy, as well as commentator on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co.,'s Lunch Break, and He is also author of the natural history book, Walks In Nature's Empire(The Countryman Press, 1995).

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Christine Hertzog Christine
@smartgridlib on Twitter

Christine Hertzog is a consultant, author, and a professional explainer focused on Smart Grid technologies and solutions. She provides strategic advisory services to startups and established companies that include corporate development, market development, and funding strategies. She is the author of the Smart Grid Dictionary, now in its 5th Edition, the first and only dictionary that explains the jargon, acronyms, and terminology, and now available in English and Chinese. She is the co-author of The Smart Grid Consumer Focus Strategy, which identifies consumer/utility challenges and how to improve consumer engagement initiatives. She has two decades of experience working with hardware, software, and services companies that range from small start-ups to multi-national corporations, and has recently been involved in the National Institute of Standards (NIST) initiative on Smart Grid Cyber Security and Interoperability standards requirements with a focus on privacy. She is an advisor to several Smart Grid startups, and serves on the Advisory Boards of The Energy Collective,, and ZPryme. Based in Silicon Valley, she is a regular presenter at industry conferences and blogs about a wide range of Smart Grid-related topics.

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Elias Hinckley Elias
@eliashinckley on Twitter

Elias Hinckley is a strategic advisor on energy finance and energy policy to investors, energy companies and governments. He is an energy and tax partner with the law firm Sullivan and Worcester where he helps his clients solve the challenges of a changing energy landscape by using his understanding of energy policy, regulation, and markets to quickly and creatively assemble successful energy deals

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Gary Hunt Gary
@PWRgeek on Twitter

Gary Hunt has more than thirty years experience in the energy and tand echnology business as a utility executive, state public utility regulatory, energy analytics technology executive.  He served as global division president at Ventyx, was VP-Global Analytics & Data at IHS/CERA, founded TCLABZ, a disruptive innovation collaboration of software and technology companies forcused on the energy vertical.  Gary is an Executive-in-Residence at Deloitte Investments, and General Manager of Deloitte MarketPoint, one of its portfolio companies.   The views expressed in Gary Hunt's blog commentary are his own and do not necessarily represent the views of TCLABZ, Deloitte or any other company.


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Jesse Jenkins Jesse
@jessejenkins on Twitter

Jesse Jenkins is a PhD student and researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, Jesse works as a researcher with the "Utility of the Future" project and is an MIT Energy Initiative Energy Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He earned an M.S. in Technology & Policy from MIT in June 2014.

Jesse has also been a Digital Strategy Consultant at since March 2013 and has been a featured writer at the site since 2009. He worked previously as the Director of Energy and Climate Policy at the Breakthrough Institute and as a Policy and Research Associate at the Renewable Northwest Project.

His writing and research has been featured in invited testimony before the United States Senate and in numerous major media outlets, including the New York TimesWall Street JournalWashington Post, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and National Public Radio. His op eds and articles have appeared in the pages and on the websites of Discover MagazineScientific AmericanForbesAtlantic MonthlyThe Hill, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Ensia, Yale Environment 360 and other publications. His media appearances include National Public Radio, MSNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg TV, and KQED "Forum."

You can follow Jesse on Twitter @JesseJenkins.

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Kelly Klima Kelly

Dr. Kelly Klima is a Research Scientist at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy of Carnegie Mellon University focusing on climate, extreme weather, energy, communications, and outreach. She has published several journal articles and won multiple speaking awards including the AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award. She is an active member of 10 professional societies, and serves on the American Geophysical Union Executive Council and the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association Board of Directors. In addition to research, Dr. Klima founded SUCCEED: The Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environment Decision-Making, a 5-day program designed to complement what 9th grade students have studied in school and provide them with opportunities to expand their understanding of energy, the environment, and how those relate to climate change. Dr. Klima has a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy (CMU), an M.S. in Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Science (MIT), an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MIT), and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Caltech).

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Jim Pierobon Jim
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@JimPierobon on Twitter

As a career-long advocate for cleaner, safer and more secure energy solutions, Jim creates and helps execute digital campaigns for a variety of trade association/NGO, government agency, smart grid, renewable energy and utility clients through Pierobon & Partners. He provides updates on these columns at Among other positions, he has co-managed the energy and environmental practice at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, served as VP-Market Development and Chief Marketing Officer of Standard Solar, Inc. and was the Chief Energy Writer at the Houston Chronicle.

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Geoffrey Styles Geoffrey
@gswstrategy on Twitter

Geoffrey Styles is Managing Director of GSW Strategy Group, LLC, an energy and environmental strategy consulting firm. Since 2002 he has served as a consultant and advisor, helping organizations and executives address systems-level challenges. His industry experience includes 22 years at Texaco Inc., culminating in a senior position on Texaco's leadership team for strategy development, focused on the global refining, marketing, transportation and alternative energy businesses, and global issues such as climate change. Previously he held senior positions in alliance management, planning, supply & distribution, and risk management. He also served on NASA's Senior Management Oversight Committee for Space Solar Power. He earned an M.B.A from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from U.C. Davis. His "Energy Outlook" blog has been quoted frequently by the Wall Street Journal and was named one of the "Top 50 Eco Blogs" by the Times of London in 2008.

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