Peter C. Fusaro
Peter C. Fusaro is a best selling author, keynote speaker and thought leader on emerging energy and environmental financial markets. Peter is Chairman of Global Change Associates, a financial services advisory in New York City, and is the best-selling author of "What Went Wrong at Enron," as well as 15 other books on energy and the environmental financial markets.
Peter has been on the forefront of energy and environmental change for more than 40 years, focusing on how to use energy more efficiently and in an environmentally-benign manner. His current focus is on environmental financial market acceleration toward the goal of the low-carbon economy through sustainable finance in renewable energy, clean technology and resource efficiency. Peter founded and runs the Wall Street Green Summit -- now in its 15th year. Information at: www.wsgts.com.
Peter served at the US Department of Energy in the 1970s where he worked on removing lead in gasoline with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as co-writing an Environmental Impact Statement on LNG (liquefied natural gas) safety and siting.
He was a senior policy analyst in the New York City Mayor Office of Energy & Telecommunications, where he created the first energy efficiency programs for electricity and natural gas with Con Edison (the electric utility) and Brooklyn Union Gas in the mid-1980s.
In the early-1990s he established his consultancy and implemented energy efficiency and conservation programs for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, including lighting retrofits, mechanical systems and energy savings. Peter worked with the Toyota Prius development team on electric power issues in the mid 1990s. He has run a cleantech venture capital fund as well as worked with hedge funds on portfolio construction. Today, he works with several clean energy technologies and fund managers in clean energy project finance.
Peter was graduated with an M.A. in International Relations from Tufts University and a B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University. Peter was an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where he taught a popular renewable energy project development and finance course each fall semester to second year graduate students. He is on the advisory board of Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability program as well as having served for eight years on the External Advisory Board of the ERB Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.