Join us for the next episode of Urban Green Live. Hosted by Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck, this live interview series features international industry experts to answer your questions about a low carbon future.
On December 17, Acting President and CEO of NYSERDA Doreen Harris will join John to discuss the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the future of energy efficiency and their latest view on the pipeline of renewables for NYC. Learn how these issues factor into Local Law 97 and ask your questions to get ahead of the curve!
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Acting President and CEO, NYSERDA
Doreen M. Harris was appointed acting president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on June 23, 2020. Harris has held public and private sector leadership roles advancing clean energy projects and engineering companies for more than 20 years. During her 10 years of public service, she has held executive, technical, and policy positions at NYSERDA, most recently as the Vice President of Large-Scale Renewables. While at NYSERDA, she has overseen the State’s nation-leading advancement of renewable resources under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and Clean Energy Standard. Harris also spearheaded the strategic development of New York’s offshore wind resource, including the execution of the State’s offshore wind master plan. She was also instrumental in advancing and implementing the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act, which will modernize the siting of large-scale renewable energy projects across New York. Before embarking on a career in public service, Harris spent more than a decade in the energy sector, serving in management and engineering roles.
CEO, Urban Green Council
John Mandyck joined Urban Green Council in 2018 as its first-ever CEO. He capped a 25-year career as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green, and co-author of the book Food Foolish.