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Arthur O'Donnell was for over three decades an award-winning reporter specializing in energy, environment and economics. His books include: In the City of Neighborhoods (iUniverse 2004) The Guilty Environmentalist (Trafford 2003) and Soul of the Grid (iUniverse 2003). For beginning readers, When Chelsea Came to Stay (Trafford 2004), co-written with Tess Kelly, with illustrations by Sophia Varcados.
From 2008-2010, I was Executive Director of the Center for Resource Solutions, a globally influential environmental non-profit group that created and administers the Green-e independent certification of renewable energy and carbon offsets.
Currently, I work at the California Public Utilities Commission in the Energy Division's Grid Planning & Reliability section. I oversee a team of analysts and engineers charged with Developing and implementing policies and practices for Grid Modernization, Smart Meters and Home Area Networks, Advanced Energy Storage and other areas.
Over the course of my long and varied career as an independent journalist, author, record producer, environmentalist and sometime political activist, I've been blessed to work with many wonderful people on worthy and fun projects. Looking back over the years, here are a few that I recall most fondly and proudly:
I'll be making some industry conference appearances to talk about my assigned areas of energy policy at the CPUC , including these recent and upcoming appearances:
California Energy Storage Alliance, Jan. 24, 2013, Berkeley
Energy Storage Summit, June 13, San Diego
Land Letter 2006-07
Resurrecting Reddy Kilowatt
The Clean Tech/Regulatory Nexus
Intersecting Circles of Innovation
Non-Profit Congress 2006: A Statement of Grace in an Era of Indifference
Bruce-onomics - A Buyers' Market for Springsteen Tickets?
Restructuring in the Rear View Mirror and Story Archive
Courtroom 22, PG&E Bankruptcy 2001
Nuclear Power According to the Simpsons
The Guilty Environmentalist's Home Inefficiency Tour
Sounds of Silence at Hunters Point
Light Bulbs: An Even Better Idea
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