ENERGY ENTREPRENEURS AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Anderson Barkow Co-Founded BoxPower after spending three years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Corporate and Investment Bank, where he underwrote debt products and managed risk to Fortune 500 technology companies. He brings experience in impact-focused ventures from experiences at RSF Social Finance and Wakabi Boda Solutions, an SMS based app seeking to solve last …

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ESM – First Class Graduates

The first cohort of students in the Energy Systems Management program graduated in May 2019. There was a fantastic event where the graduating students presented their final projects, including papers on carbon capture and storage, microgrids for resilience, FERC Order No. 841, vehicle-to-grid technology, and electric vehicle adoption. Other students presented integrated resource plans for …

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Role of CCAs

MS in Energy Systems Management (ESM) co-hosted an ESM Speaker Series with Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) and Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) at USF’s downtown campus with Justin Pine ESM MS ’19, Rachel Bird and Michael Callahan. The moderator was Irene Boghdadi ESM MS ’20 (expected). A video recording can be found HERE. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in …

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ESM Professor Jim Williams Presents at the Vatican

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how finance ministers can do more on climate. Pope Frances leant his name to the proceeding, which was hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (whose first director was Galileo). There were about 50 people attending, including about 25 finance ministers, largely from Europe and Latin America, …

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Renewable Energy Finance

MS in Energy Systems Management (ESM) co-hosted an ESM Speaker Series with Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) at USF's downtown campus with Maddie Brown ESM MS '19, Marisa Sweeney and Mark Weitzel. The moderator was Mike Lowell ESM MS '19, Policy Director and Development Engineer at Amber Kinetics, who is currently working on increasing local energy resilience with an emphasis on …

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ESM Welcomes Three Fulbright Scholars

Meet Rehana Aziz ESM MS '21 Rehana Azia from Gilgit, Pakistan is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Solar PV Technical professional with seven years of working experience. She has been involved in solar PV system designing, system installations, and product development. Her initiative 'SHE in Energy' promotes women in the male-dominated energy sector, and …

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Meet USF ENERGY student Marc Gaulier

My career in clean energy started in earnest when I was featured in a TV commercial for a real estate company in Yangon, Myanmar. (The commercial is still playing on a 50-foot billboard in downtown Yangon.) On the set for the commercial, I met a fellow expat entrepreneur who was interested in building rice husk-fired …

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Student Perspectives – Solar in the Himalayan Mountains

“I want to work towards climate change mitigation”. This was the answer I got when I thoroughly scrutinized myself in search of a purpose for my life, and I had no doubts about it. When I look around, I find people exploiting natural resources in the name of convenience and consuming much more than they …

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Internship Experience: Alex Smith – Gridworks

After completing my first year in USF’s Energy Systems Management program, I accepted an internship with Gridworks, a non-profit group whose mandate is to “convene, educate and empower stakeholders working to decarbonize electricity grids”. I was hired as a Project Manager and Research Intern to help assist the company on a variety of energy related …

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