As Senior Analyst, Mike generates technical intelligence to support Greenpeace’s efforts to retire dirty coal plants and shift investments to renewable energy and energy efficiency. He has appeared on CBS2 Chicago, MSU Radio, and has mentioned in the Gazette Chicago.
Mike brings ten years of energy-related experience and formal environmental management training to his role at Greenpeace. Such experience includes energy reliability and renewable energy planning as well as greenhouse gas inventory and sustainability plan development for state and local governments.
Mike has testified as a renewable energy expert before the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Commerce Commission and Chicago City Council. As past Executive Director of the Illinois Solar Energy Association Mike was featured on the CBS2 Chicago news and, most recently, on MSU campus radio. Throughout his career, Mike has also presented as an invited speaker at a number of related public forums, has been cited in a variety of research publications and served as lead author of a sustainability plan for the City of Highland Park, Illinois.
Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management and Policy from IIIEE at Lund University in Sweden and an BA in Political Science from Augustana College in Illinois.