Karl Gawell - Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association

"Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association

Karl Gawell is the Executive Director of the Geothermal Energy Association. He was previously the Director of Government Affairs for the American Wind Energy Association, and was Project Director for the Solar Energy Research Institute’s landmark study published in 1981 as A New Prosperity: Building A Sustainable Energy Future. His background includes senior positions in several national environmental organizations including the Wilderness Society and National Wildlife Federation. He has held senior legislative and policy positions in the U.S. Congress including Associate Staff of the House Appropriations Committee, Legislative Director for Representative David Skaggs (D-CO) and Legislative Assistant to Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Congressman Richard Ottinger (D-NY). He was Business Manager for the Rockford Corporation in Charlottesville Virginia and an analyst and Project Manager for the U.S. Solar Energy Research Institute (now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.) He served on the Renewable Energy Advisory Board of the US Export-Import Bank, and has been an advisor to the US EPA, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, US Department of the Interior and the United Nations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Renewable Energy Policy Project, the Energy Conservation Coalition and the Sustainable Energy Coalition. Mr. Gawell has published numerous papers and articles on energy and environmental policy, testified before Committees of the U.S. House and Senate, and appeared on various national television and radio shows."

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Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association

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