Leaders or Laggards
Tanuj Deora is Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at the Smart Electric Power Alliance. He joined SEPA in January 2015 to lead SEPA’s research, advisory, communications, and programs teams. His previous experience includes leading the Colorado Energy Office, developing wind energy projects in New England and the Rockies, and consulting in the McKinsey electric power practice.
John Pang is a Partner in ScottMadden’s Energy and Clean Tech Practices. John has consulted with utilities around the world. His focus is on clean sources of energy, sustainable utility best practices, strategic planning and cost management.
"The fight against climate change will not be won or lost in diplomatic discussions in Brussels or in Paris.
It will be won or lost on the ground and in the cities where most Europeans live,
work and use about eighty percent of all the energy produced in Europe."
- Jean-Claude Juncker, President, European Commission, September 2015.
Sitting in The Edge, the building in Amsterdam that has been called the smartest office space ever constructed, it appears that Europe has a leg up on the rest of world in the transition toward a cleaner, more efficient electric-power sector.
Not only do the solar panels for this building create more electricity than it consumes. But the building's computer systems can recognize your car, assign you a workspace for the day, and remember how you like your coffee prepared.