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"Renewable Energy Resiliency for NYC"


Joshua Lipsman, MD, JD, MPH, Principal Consultant, JBL Health Systems

Joshua Lipsman, MD, JD, MPH is a practicing medical doctor, lawyer and public health expert who has informed communities about the health effects of global climate change, helping them to adapt and mitigate its worst effects. Most recently, he has worked with the NYC Bar Association Task Force on Legal Issues to Climate Adaptation. Prior to this, Mr. Lipsman worked with the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Westchester County Health Department, where he served as Health Commissioner from 2000 to 2009. He is principal at his management consulting firm, JBL Health Systems, LLC. 

David Froelich, Business Development, Solaire Generation

David Froelich joined Solaire Generation in 2009, focusing on business development and strategic partnerships. He brings over 20 years experience in executive management to Solaire Generation’s operations and finance departments. David has helped Solaire contract over 37 Mega Watts of solar parking projects, including a Whole Foods in New York City, and a micro-grid system (with battery backup capacity) in Maryland.   

Dan Connors, CEO, Aris Wind

A seasoned renewable energy entrepreneur, Mr. Connors co-founded Aris Wind, LLC, ( to introduce new patented wind turbine technology to US and Caribbean markets.  Mr. Connors has assumed both technological and management roles across a range of technology sectors including Small Wind, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Fuel Cells, and Hydrokinetic Energy. 

Lyle Rawlings, President, Advanced Solar Products

Mr. Rawlings will present the rationale for a "Smart" Feed in Tariff--the number one financing mechanism for 90% of photovoltaic installations worldwide--for easy financing of renewable energy. As president of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association, he is well positioned to understand the growth and success of utility connected installations in neighboring states. Mr. Rawlings will describe the surge in demand and huge success of solar installations as a result of the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. 

All of the presentations will introduce innovative technology.  The Q&A discussion will outline the challenges and the opportunities for renewable energy, in both its large and small distributed formats, as possible solutions to providing New York State and the downstate region with sustainable, cost-effective and storm resilient sources of energy.

Register at:


New York Solar Energy Society

The Green Sanctuary Committee, CCNY, UU


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great. So glad to attend. Lyle Rawlings was the highlight of the night. Can't wait to search and find out more.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a bit further down the pike:

    January 5, 2014

  • clare d.

    same night as OTP meeting too bad!

    January 2, 2014

  • Gusti B.

    Hi All:
    If you care about renewable energy and are not going to be in Albany on the 8th for Cuomo's State of the State address, you might want to attend this important event. Cheers!

    January 2, 2014

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