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Peter Rothstein

President
NECEC
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From 2010 to January 2022, Peter Rothstein has been President of NECEC, which combines two sister nonprofits – the Northeast Clean Energy Council, a 501(c)(6) business-member organization that is the lead voice for hundreds of clean energy companies across the US Northeast; and NECEC Institute, a 501(c)(3) that leads programs in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Policy Development, Market Development and Thought Leadership to drive the Northeast’s transition to a clean economy. Under Peter’s leadership, NECEC has grown and expanded it members and partners across dozens of cleantech sectors and from startups to emerging companies and market segment leaders. NECEC is widely-recognized for its policy and regulatory advocacy and initiatives, its regional innovation cluster initiatives, as well as stakeholder convenings which advance the Northeast (New York and New England) clean energy economy. Mr. Rothstein has been a member of a National Academies of Sciences committee, co-authoring a 2016 report on the “Power of Change,” describing strategies for an increasingly clean energy system. He has also led NECEC’s strategy for a 2020s Decade of Action to accelerate the Northeast’s just transition to a leading regional clean energy economy, and a cornerstone of efforts to share best practices across regional clean economies uniting many regions of the globe.

Mr. Rothstein has over 30 years of venture, entrepreneurial, executive and deal experience in cleantech venture and high tech markets, including in venture capital, university and lab cleantech spinouts. Earlier, Mr. Rothstein was an entrepreneur and executive in the software and Internet industry, including as a Lotus/IBM Vice President of Strategy and leader of an internal Lotus incubator accelerating knowledge management ventures. He has a Masters Degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management with a concentration in Energy Economics, and a Bachelors in Environmental Design from Clark University.