Business leaders in the cleantech sector are company and job creators – and that’s what makes them the most effective advocates for policies that grow the clean economy.  E2 sponsored a panel for the Cleantech Forum on January 25 in San Francisco to highlight the impacts of public policy on the prospects of cleantech businesses at every stage of development.  Our goal was to inspire the audience of several hundred business people from around the world to step up to policy advocacy.  The panelists represented a wide spectrum of perspectives: Michael Terrell, Head of Energy Policy and Market Development for Google; E2 member Jon Powers, co-founder of CleanCapital, ex-White House Federal Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of Outreach for the U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force; E2 member and cleantech investor Mark Bauhaus; and Mike Mielke, Sr. VP, Environment and Energy for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.  E2 Co-founder Nicole Lederer organized and moderated the panel discussion.

Photo: E2 chair and cofounder Nicole Lederer leads a panel discussion: "Policy Makes Markets" at the Cleantech Forum 2017 in San Francisco on January 25. From L-R: Mike Mielke, Silicon Valley Leadership Group; Jon Powers (E2 member), CleanCapital; Michael Terrell, Google; Mark Bauhaus (E2 member), Just Business; Nicole Lederer.