Wilson Rickerson

THE BREN SCHOOL OF Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara


Wilson Rickerson
Rickerson Energy Strategies
Boston, Massachusetts

"The Debate over Fixed Price Incentives

for Renewable Electricity in Europe and the United States"


Tuesday, Sept. 25
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room

Bren Hall 2436

Hosted by Dean Ernst von Weizsäcker

Note: Because space is limited, those interested in attending

are requested to RSVP to BJ Danetra


Wilson Rickerson is a Boston-based consultant focusing on renewable energy policy and markets. He has advised state and municipal government on policy development, consulted to national firms seeking to invest in the renewable energy industry, and assisted non-profit and academic organizations with program development. He has co-authored over twenty-five studies on clean energy, climate change, and sustainable transportation, and has presented research at local, national, and international conferences.

His recent work includes a study of how the renewable energy policy debate in Europe can, and is, informing policy making in the United States. He recently participated in the California Energy Commission's workshop on feed-in tariffs, and will be presenting on US-EU policy at the Solar Power 2007 conference in Long Beach, Calif. on September 26th (http://www.solarpowerconference.com/). He began his career in renewable energy as part of a professional exchange between the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag, during which he researched renewable energy policy with Bundesverband WindEnergie in Berlin.

Prior to launching REStrategies, he founded and coordinated the Center for Sustainable Energy's (CSE) policy research practice and helped develop a suite of successful programs, including the City University of New York's Million Solar Roofs Partnership with the US Department of Energy. As a Research Associate with the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, he drafted and helped negotiate Delaware's renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) and performance contracting legislation on behalf of the Delaware Senate Majority Leader. He began his career in renewable energy as part of a congressionally sponsored professional exchange in Germany, where he conducted policy and market research for the German Wind Energy Association in Berlin.

He is a Policy Fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy and the Policy Advisor at the Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College, where he focuses on renewable energy in urban areas. He serves on the Board of Clean Energy, Clean Environment, and the Advisory Board of the Network for New Energy Choices. He holds a Masters in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware and a B.A. in International Relations from the College of William and Mary.



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