ABOUT E2

Since 2002, E2 has been leading the charge in the Northeast on an ambitious set of issues, ranging from implementation of New York State Energy Plan’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) to supporting Executive Order 2019-1 in Pennsylvania which allows the state to join its neighbors in cutting carbon pollution from power plants by participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. In recent years, the Northeast chapter has expanded its reach to establish itself as a regional leader on climate, clean energy, and environmental policy.

Chapter Leadership

Judith Albert

Judith Albert

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Judith Albert

E2 Chapter Director

Judith Albert was E2's first Executive Director, from 2010-2014. Until 2008, she was a senior executive at Bear, Stearns & Co., where she served as Chief Operating Officer for international Investment Banking based in London and, prior to that, Chief of Staff for Investment Banking based in New York. During the late 1980s and 1990s, she provided M&A and corporate finance services to Mexican and South American clients for J.P. Morgan and an investment banking boutique. Judy practiced corporate law with the firm of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. She has also been active in the nonprofit world as a program officer with the Ford Foundation in Latin America and via a number of board positions, with a focus ranging from inner city youth issues to the environment. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.
Ron Kamen

Ron Kamen

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Ron Kamen

E2 Chapter Director

Ron Kamen has been a leader in the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy since the 1980s. His knowledge of the field, coupled with his ability to work seamlessly across sectors, has empowered him to create partnerships between commercial clients, suppliers, utilities, and regulators. As CEO of EarthKind Energy since 2007, Ron has been standing alongside leaders in the public and private sectors, ensuring their success as he works to build a collaborative vision for a sustainable tomorrow. Ron served as president of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association for three years, piloting the public policy efforts that resulted in the quadrupling of annual solar installations and New York’s $1 billion solar program. He steered the development of the New York Solar Thermal Roadmap, and was recognized as New York’s Solar Champion in 2011.
Suzanne Hunt

Suzanne Hunt

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Suzanne Hunt

E2 Chapter Director

Suzanne Hunt has nearly two decades of experience solving problems in energy, agriculture, transportation and the environment. She is currently a policy advisor to Generate Capital in the U.S. and serves on the external Sustainability Council that advises the CEO and senior leadership of Bayer Corporation in Germany. She is an Associate at the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS) in Germany, a Northeast Chapter Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), and a member of the NY Clean Energy in Agriculture Task Force, the Agriculture and Forestry Advisory Panel to the NY Climate Action Council, and the NY Clean Transportation Roadmap Expert Advisory Board. She is also a Board Trustee of the Seneca Park Zoo Society, a Member of the Board of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, and she serves on the Advisory Councils of Carbon180 and the Center for Earth Ethics at the Union Divinity School.  She is the Chair of the External Advisory Board to Cornell AgriTech and Chair of the Sustainability Advisory Committee to the NY Wine & Grape Foundation. Suzanne has served as an advisor to entities such as the Club of Madrid, Air New Zealand, and the Carbon War Room. Suzanne was a founding advisor to the annual Art Center Sustainable Mobility Summit. From 2005–2007, Suzanne directed the Worldwatch Institute’s bioenergy program where she orchestrated the landmark research initiative and resulting book, “Biofuels for Transportation: Global Potential and Implications for Energy and Agriculture.” In 2007 she founded Hunt Green LLC whose clients have included a wide variety of private equity firms, U.N. bodies, government agencies, clean tech startups, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits. In the spring of 2015, she moved the business from Washington D.C. to the Finger Lakes region of New York to help run her family’s seventh generation farm and 40-year-old sustainable winery (HuntWines.com), and to help accelerate climate action in her home state. Suzanne has been featured as a “Pioneer” in Science Magazine, and as an expert in her fields in national and international print media and television.
Mohammad Mehrabani

Mohammad Mehrabani

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Mohammad Mehrabani

E2 Chapter Director

Mohammad Mehrabani is the Co-Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer at EVPassport, an EV charging hardware and software platform for businesses. Their API-driven, cloud-based software provides endless integration possibilities and is the only open, interoperable EV charging platform. Businesses rely on EVPassport’s custom branded hardware to provide drivers with the easiest charging experience possible, requiring no apps, fobs or cards, just a simple QR code scan. EVPassport recently acquired 100% carbon neutral status and was selected as a “World Changing Idea for 2022” by Fast Company. Mohammad also spent a decade working across strategy, and operations at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the Mayor's office (Bloomberg), SYPartners, and L Brands.

Our Issues

  • Taking comprehensive action on climate
  • Modernizing and electrifying our transportation system
  • Accelerating the clean energy transition
  • Expanding access to energy efficiency jobs
  • Protecting rural economies and supporting soil health through regenerative agriculture

Our Work

  • In April 2019, E2 released Clean Jobs New York, a report that details the growth of jobs in fields such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean vehicles across the Empire State
  • In May 2019, E2 released Clean Jobs New Jersey, detailing and mapping — for the first time in the Garden State — New Jersey’s clean energy economy
  • In June 2019, E2 released Clean Jobs Pennsylvania, outlining a growing trend in the Keystone State towards clean energy, energy efficiency and grid modernization
  • E2’s Northeastern accomplishes much of its work through partnerships with organizations like New Yorkers for Clean Power, the Energy Foundation’s New Jersey Business Table, Renewables Work for PA, and Our Transportation Future

Recent Success

  • Helped lead business efforts to advance offshore wind and energy efficiency policies
  • Led business efforts to advance regional greenhouse gas limits for vehicles in nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states
  • Lead advocacy efforts to increase the renewable energy standard in Pennsylvania
  • Led business advocacy that helped pass new requirements mandating food waste be donated or recycled

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E2: New California Rule on Clean Vehicles Smart for the Economy

Tomorrow, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is expected to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACII) regulation, which requires all new cars and trucks sold in California to be zero-emission vehicles beginning in 2035. The rule builds on California’s ...

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Congress Passes Biggest Climate Bill in History

E2: Congress passes Inflation Reduction Act; clean jobs data shows every state benefits   WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2022) – Today, the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act, including the biggest investments in clean energy and climate action...


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Report: Clean Energy Jobs Benefitting Every State

E2: As Congress prepares to vote on Inflation Reduction Act, clean jobs data shows every state would benefit 3.2 million Americans worked in clean energy in 2021 Of top 10 states for clean energy jobs, half are red states; half are blue states 5...


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