Heather O’Neill elected to Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors

May 8, 2014

New Board seat adds a strong connection to the advanced energy business sector

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Heather O’Neill, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and the Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI), has joined the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors. Ms. O’Neill’s election to the Board adds a voice from the growing advanced energy industry, a broad sector that includes technologies and services ranging from energy efficiency to wind, solar, and hydropower to smart grid and energy storage, many of which contribute to reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are very pleased to welcome Heather O’Neill to the Reserve Board of Directors. In electing Board members, we have always been diligent in seeking diverse representation from leaders in the environment, energy and policy sectors, and Ms. O’Neill adds a strong and experienced perspective from the emerging clean energy economy. We could not have found a more fitting addition for helping guide the Reserve’s current work and strategic direction,” said Linda Adams, Chair of the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors and Founding Partner of Clean Tech Advocates.

AEE is a national association of business leaders working together to make the global energy system more secure, clean and affordable. The association’s mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies. In her position, Ms. O’Neill is responsible for deepening and broadening AEE’s relationships with funders and foundations and building partnerships with allied organizations that advance industry growth. Prior to AEE, she served as a program officer at the Robertson Foundation and led the foundation’s energy and environment efforts.

“I am honored to join the Climate Action Reserve’s Board of Directors. In my work, I have seen how aligned organizations can leverage each other’s work for greater impact.The Reserve is another strong testament to the effectiveness of partnership,” said Ms. O’Neill.