in News Departments > People
print the content item

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., has selected his appointments to the NextGen Energy Board. This new board, proposed by Pawlenty as part of his Next Generation Energy Initiative, will provide energy independence recommendations to the legislature and the governor. Among the group's goals is to develop grant programs to assist renewable energy facilities throughout the state, the governor's office notes.

The NextGen Energy Board consists of 19 members, including seven members appointed by the governor.

Pawlenty's appointees are Robert Elde, dean of the University of Minnesota’s (U of M) College of Biological Sciences; John Frey, dean of Minnesota State University's Mankato's College of Science, Engineering and Technology; Tim Gerlach, regional vice president for clean fuel and vehicle technologies at the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest; Shalini Gupta, senior energy associate at the Izaak Walton League of America's Upper Midwest Office; Rob King, professor and department head at U of M’s department of applied economics; Thom Petersen, staff lobbyist at the Minnesota Farms Union; and Paul Stark, a past president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau.


Advertisement

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

Deepwater Hits Financial Close For Block Island Wind Farm, Expects Summer Construction

The Providence, R.I.-based offshore wind developer becomes the first to financially close on a U.S.-based offshore wind project.


More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.


Getting A Grip On Grinding Gearboxes: Why Such Events Need Not Be Showstoppers

Despite advances in gearbox reliability - namely, from condition monitoring systems and greater design standardization - challenges remain.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015