Andy KarsnerAlexander ”Andy“ Karsner

Former Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Former Assistant Secretary Alexander Karsner managed the nation’s $1.72mbillion Federal applied science, research, development and deployment portfolio, which promotes marketplace integration of renewable and environmentally sound energy technologies for transportation, generation and efficiency. Karsner was a principle contributor to the international climate change deliberations towards achieving a post-2012 global framework during the Bush Administration.  Previously, Karsner served as an international developer and energy entrepreneur in the privae sector on a wide range of technologies, including heavy fuel oil, distillates, natural gas, coal, wood waste/biomass, wind energy and distributed generation based upon renewable technologies. HE has been responsible for managing and financing large-scale power projects around the world including unprecedented private structuring and financing in the Philippines and Pakistan.