Two clean energy leaders add expertise to the Clean Coalition Board of Advisors
Mr. Burt and Dr. Gimon join an impressive Board of Advisors, featuring luminaries from the business, government, academic, and nonprofit sectors.
The Clean Coalition proudly welcomes to its distinguished Board of Advisors Pat Burt, former mayor of Palo Alto and current CEO of Palo Alto Tech Group, and Dr. Eric Gimon, a former American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow and independent energy expert.
Mr. Burt has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, elected official, and environmental advocate. As mayor of Palo Alto in 2010, and currently as a city council member, Mr. Burt has driven Palo Alto’s environmental initiatives, including the city’s adoption of the Palo Alto Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) Program to bring 4 MW of local renewables online. Mr. Burt was instrumental in Palo Alto’s 2013 achievement of 100% carbon-neutral electricity. He also founded Acteron Corporation – a leading Silicon Valley provider of advanced technology manufacturing services, supporting the semiconductor, medical device, and clean tech sectors – and served as its CEO for over 20 years until the sale of Acteron to Flextronics in 2010. Currently, Mr. Burt serves as CEO of the Palo Alto Tech Group and is an angel investor and advisor to start-up companies.
Dr. Gimon, a physicist working principally in energy policy and the non-profit sector, is an electricity policy expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a BS/MS from Stanford University in Mathematics and Physics and has conducted research at Caltech, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the University of California, Berkeley. As an AAAS Fellow at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., he focused on national electricity transmission policy and pathways towards a low-carbon energy future.
Mr. Burt and Dr. Gimon join an impressive Board of Advisors, featuring luminaries from the business, government, academic, and nonprofit sectors. These advisors help guide the Clean Coalition and strengthen its efforts to advance clean local energy across the nation.
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