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IIEC Appoints Laura Van Wie McGrory as VP for North America
Bangkok, Thailand, July 18th, 2014 – The International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) announced today that Laura Van Wie McGrory has joined the organization to help expand its global portfolio of sustainable energy and environmental solutions.
As Vice President for North America, Laura will lead efforts to scale up the IIEC’s successful energy efficiency and renewable energy programs—including capacity building, market transformation, demand-side management, and clean energy finance initiatives—in order to address increasing global energy demand and climate related challenges. Laura commented, “I am excited to be joining this respected organization that has such a long history of implementing sustainable energy efficiency and climate solutions. I look forward to working with the IIEC team and helping to further develop their broad range of successful projects.”
Laura comes with a wealth of experience in the field, having spent the last six years leading the Alliance to Save Energy’s international programs.She has both designed and implemented energy efficiency policies in developing and transitioning economies throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America.She will remain a Vice President at the Alliance to Save Energy, sharing her time between the two organizations. This arrangement will enable her to carry on the tradition of collaboration between the organizations,helping to build new synergies between the IIEC’s programmatic work and the Alliance to Save Energy’s policy focus. Laura’s previous work includes leadership roles at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, among others.
Rob Pratt, Chairman and Founderof the IIEC,stated that, “Laura’s significant knowledge and ample experience in the field make her an important addition to the IIEC team.” Felix Gooneratne, the IIEC’s Bangkok-based CEO added, “We are thrilled to bring Laura on board. We are confident that she will play a key role in scaling up the IIEC’s efforts to address growing energy demand and the issues of climate change that we all face.”
About the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)
The International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) was founded in 1984 as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. It addresses global issues concerning the use, management, and production of energy, working to secure clean and reliable energy for all. Recognizing the integral link between socioeconomic developmentand effective energy management, the IIEC focuses on increasing energy efficiency, electrification rates, and creatinglivelihoods in the most vulnerable communities. The IIEC marries sound energy policy with hands-on implementation in order to reduce carbon emissions and encourage sustainable development.
Leading the transition to clean energy requires a flexible and dynamic approach. Over the past 30 years, the IIEC has established a niche – combining international expertise with local knowledge, and integrating policy with direct action. This means implementing new technologies while addressing consumer behavior through policy, demand-side management, and educational programs.The IIEC works with key stakeholders across all sectors to connect international best practice with the unique needs of the communities it serves.
IIEC, North America:
Rob Pratt, Chairman
Felix Gooneratne, CEO