Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities, explains the challenges facing the utility industry in entertaining, easily understood prose. It also presents a bold vision for a sustainable power industry for the 21st century -€“ an industry that operates a clean, smart system and places energy efficiency and customer empowerment at the core of its new mission.

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I am a Professor of the Practice at the Boston University Questrom School of Business where I am leading the creation of a University-wide Institute for Sustainable Energy.   In addition, I have a part-time appointment as Chief Strategy Officer for Energy Impact Partners, a private equity firm (  EIP invests in start-up companies in the clean energy space and is co-owned by a number of large electric utilities.   I am also an academic advisor to The Brattle Group (, an economic and financial consulting firm where I was previously a principal and Director. The Brattle Group has a large and constantly changing set of clients for whom we provide economic, regulatory, financial, and strategic consulting. Finally, I am on the board of directors of LRI. Inc, an energy efficiency firm, the Solar Foundation, and the advisory board of EOS Energy Storage. I have been an occasional advisor to the Rocky Mountain Institute, the Energy Future Coalition, the Utilities 2020 Project, and every Democratic nominee’s Presidential election campaign since 1988.   

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