Since Earth Day 1970, Peter has a long history of commitment to innovative clean energy technology that foster economic growth. He is focused on renewable energy finance & cleantech commercialization in the US, Asia, Europe & Latin America & committed to environmental impact investing & sustainability. He has 43 years experience in clean energy in both the private & public sectors, & has unique expertise on the interactions of these sectors & their impact on financial market development. Peter was partner in Energy & Environment Capital Partners, a cleantech venture capital firm in New York from 2002-2003. Peter is founder of the 18th Annual Wall Street Green Summit (www.wsgts.com) held in New York on March 25, 2019. Peter is a judge in the Northeast Cleantech Open.
Peter worked on lead phase down in gasoline with EPA, setting up the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and co-writing an Environmental Impact Statement on LNG safety & siting in the 1970s at the US DOE. In the 1980s, he worked at the NYC Mayor’s Office on energy efficiency programs. In the 1990s, he worked with the Toyota Prius development team. He continues to work on sustainable finance.
Peter is the author of 16 books on energy & environmental including 6 on energy trading including the NY Times best seller “What Went Wrong at Enron.” He coined the term “Green Trading” which describes the triple convergence of emissions trading, renewable energy trading & energy efficiency trading. He was Cofounder of the Energy Hedge Fund Center in 2004 which he sold in 2011.
He was a professor at Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs creating & teaching a course on renewable energy project development & finance. He was on the advisory board of University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise & is now on advisory board for Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability. He is on Advisory boards of Gridmarket, Atmos Air, Global Sourcing Council and other clean energy companies.