Ron Kamen

Founder, CEO, & Clean Energy Thought Leader

Go Clean. Save Green.

About Ron

Ron Kamen

Ron Kamen has decades of expertise & leadership in catalyzing exponential change in sustainable energy adoption with governments, non-profits, and businesses. He has developed successful public-private partnerships in clean power & sustainability programs, projects, marketing, outreach, and policy.

While President of the NY Solar Energy Industries Association, Ron led the campaign that culminated in the $1 Billion NY Sun program. He built and managed successful wind power & solar energy marketing, sales, and public education campaigns, and is a recognized coalition builder with the renewable energy industry, distribution utility companies, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), government leaders, and environmental organizations.

Sustainable Westchester retained Ron and his firm, EarthKind Energy, to create its Clean Transportation Program, which moved Westchester to become #1 in Electric Vehicles (EVs) adoption in New York State. Ron was then asked to create a "Heat Smart" program that secured over $1 Million of NY State funding for clean heating and cooling, and gained the support of both U.S. Senators, Westchester County Executive, full County Legislature, and the Business Council of Westchester, as well as environmental and industry organizations.

E2 New York Metro Area, Chapter Director

E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. E2's members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital.

As a Chapter Director, Ron works with E2 members & staff to provide clean energy policy & technology education and advocacy in Albany, NYC, and the region.

E2 New York Metropolitan Area Chapter has four focus areas:

  1. Take Comprehensive Action on Climate
  2. Modernize and Electrify the Transportation & Heating Systems
  3. Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition
  4. Expand Access to Energy Efficiency Jobs

Clean Energy Business Network, Member

The Clean Energy Business Network is the small business voice of the clean energy economy, working to enhance opportunities for clean energy providers through policy support, market and technology information, and business development. Our 3,000+ members work in all 50 U.S. states, nearly 350 Congressional districts, and across every aspect of the clean energy economy, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural gas, and other advanced energy and transportation technologies.

Started in 2009 by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the CEBN is now an independent initiative of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors.

Ron regularly participates in DC meetings with federal officials to advocate for clean energy policies.

New Yorkers for Clean Power, Founding Member

New Yorkers for Clean Power (NYCP) is a statewide collaborative campaign to rapidly shift to a clean energy economy. Through education, advocacy and organizing, the campaign engages the public, local governments and businesses to advance a range of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transportation solutions.

NYCP is focused on advancing solar, wind, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, renewable heating and cooling, as well as creating jobs in these industries for all communities in New York.

New York is leading the nation with the mandate of 70% renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2030, but in order to get large-scale wind and solar projects built we need to encourage towns to welcome wind and solar projects to their communities.

Ron is a co-founder and active participant, helping to determine NYCP's goals and actions

Transportation Climate Initiative, Stakeholder

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia that seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. The participating states are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.

The initiative builds on the region's strong leadership and commitment to energy efficiency and clean energy issues, and its programs to reduce carbon emissions in the power sector, which have resulted in the region becoming one of the most energy efficient areas in the nation. At the same time, the effort underscores the sense of urgency shared by all 13 jurisdictions, and their collective aspirations to become the leading region for sustainability and clean energy deployment in the country.

Ron was invited to the first TCI stakeholder meetings and is working to ensure that TCI creates effective mechanisms for the clean energy transformation of the Transportation system (which is the largest source of Greenhouse Gases in New York).

Con Edison EV Stakeholders Group, Member

An invitation-based collaborative which meets to listen to exclusive speakers, exchange views, and build alliances. The collaborative is intended to be a forum for diverse stakeholders, including utilities, OEMs, charging service providers, government agencies, and NGOs to present and exchange ideas on the advancement of EVs and other electrified transportation in New York.