Tom Casten, Recycled Energy Development

Award category

Leadership

Year released

2010

Tom Casten is regarded as the nation’s leading figure on industrial energy recycling, a process that holds enormous potential for strengthening the economy while mitigating climate change. Studies demonstrate that there is enough recoverable waste energy to provide 40 percent of the U.S. electricity supply and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent – the equivalent of eliminating every passenger vehicle. RED, together with Denham Capital Management, has created a $1.5 billion portfolio to fund energy recycling projects. Casten served on President Obama’s energy advisory team during his 2008 campaign and has testified before the U.S. House and Senate. He was instrumental in writing and advancing the industrial energy efficiency provisions in virtually every major national energy or economic stimulus bill over the past several years.

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