An interview with Dave Renné, President of the International Solar Energy Society
I’m really excited about today’s show. I’ll be talking to Dave Renné, president of the International Solar Energy Society. Dave worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or NREL, from 1991 to 2012. He developed their program for renewable energy resource assessment and analysis, and GIS integration. He has also consulted on renewable energy for organizations all over the world including the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank
But first I have some news I’d like to share with you.
The Positive Polarity Report
In the previous episode I spoke with Lane Boldman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Conservation Committee. We talked about the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. At the time of the interview we were discussing the draft version of the plan. The final version had not yet been released by the EPA. Lane let me know that the final plan is much more stringent for Kentucky. She has posted details on the final plan at kyconservation.org. There is also a fantastic episode of The Energy Gang podcast that goes into great detail on the plan.
Featured Guest – Dave Renné
Dave Renné saw a lot of exciting growth during his career at NREL. I would say he’s even busier now. He’s in his second term as president of the International Solar Energy Society. He serves on a International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. He’s an Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal. And he has his own renewable energy consulting firm. His client list includes, the World Bank, Clean Power Research, the International Renewable Energy Agency, Battelle Memorial Institute, the Brazilian Center for Energy and Climate Change and the Asian Development Bank.
DR: The International Solar Energy Society, which was formed back in 1954, promotes the research and deployment and end use of solar energy technologies and also promotes the communication of the value of those technologies to the broader population. So, it’s focused on promoting research and the development of these technologies as well as communicating how these technologies can be used to the broader community. […]