This Week on Organic Connections: Ian Bowles
May 29, 2012
Harvest’s “Organic Connections” thought leadership video series continues this week with Ian Bowles, the former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Massachusetts. Ian is an American environmentalist, politician and political aide. From 1999 to 2001, Bowles was the Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He then served as Governor Deval Patrick’s Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs from 2007 to 2011. As Secretary, Bowles helped guide the passing of the Green Communities Act in 2008. Bowles is the Managing Director of Rhumb Line Energy LLC and a member of Harvest’s Strategic Board of Advisors. Learn more at http://www.windsailcapital.
In the video below, Ian gives his insight on:
- State and Federal policy drivers and challenges for renewable energy, anaerobic digestion and biogas
- Barriers and opportunities for “Green Communities”
- Thoughts on how social media influences policy, media, and decisions
- His vision for the future direction of renewable energy policy and beyond