The Biden Administration has ambitious climate goals, and the Department of Energy (DOE) is a critically important player. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided new authorities for DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) to advance the commercialization of key technologies that are critical to our nation’s economic and climate goals—serving “a bridge to bankability for innovative and high-impact energy technologies.” Join us at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 12 for a conversation with Jigar Shah, director of the DOE Loan Programs Office, on the department’s role in the future of U.S. clean energy demonstration and deployment.
About the speaker:
Jigar Shah was most recently co-founder and President at Generate Capital, where he focused on helping entrepreneurs accelerate decarbonization solutions through the use of low-cost infrastructure-as-a service financing. Prior to Generate Capital, Shah founded SunEdison, a company that pioneered “pay as you save” solar financing. After SunEdison, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change. Originally from Illinois, Shah holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois-UC and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park.