Reforming the Energy Vision: A Conversation with John Rhodes

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Governor Cuomo’s clean energy initiative, Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), sets forth a strategy to make energy cleaner and more affordable for New Yorkers, while reducing energy consumption in buildings.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s Clean Energy Fund (CEF)—a 10-year, $5 billion commitment—supports and complements REV goals by establishing the next generation of clean energy programs. CEF will help to reduce costs and increase deployment and investment in both energy efficiency and clean energy.

Join us for a conversation with John Rhodes, CEO of NYSERDA, on the background and expected outcomes of REV. The discussion will focus on how REV and the CEF can improve the environmental footprint of New York's buildings.

Thank you to our event partners 32BJ SEIU and 32BJ Training Fund.


John B. Rhodes
John Rhodes is the president and CEO of NYSERDA. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Rhodes served as the director for the Center for Market Innovation at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and as acting chief operating officer at Good Energies. Rhodes currently serves on boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Alliance to Save Energy, Urban Green Council, New York Institute for Special Education, American Federation for Aging Research and Cornerstone Literacy. 


Lenore Friedlaender 
Assistant to the President, 32BJ
Lenore Friedlaender is in charge of strategic partnerships at 32BJ. She oversees efforts to build strong and meaningful alliances with community, labor and advocacy partners locally, regionally and internationally on a number of issues.  She works closely with Build Up NYC, an historic collaboration between 32BJ, the New York City Building Trades and the New York Hotel Trades Council, dedicated to organizing buildings “from shovel to broom.”  Lenore also built 32BJ’s member engagement program based on a lifelong mission of helping working people understand their rights and become leaders in the fight for workplace and social justice.