FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jason Gooljar
Earth Day Network Welcomes Jigar Shah to Board of Directors
Washington DC -August 17, 2011 –Earth Day Network is pleased to announce that Jigar Shah, CEO of the Carbon War Room has accepted the invitation to join our Board of Directors. As a renowned visionary and expert on energy policy, we look forward to the leadership and commitment that Jigar Shah brings to the table.
In addition to being CEO of the Carbon War Room, Jigar Shah is also the founder of SunEdison which was established in 2003. Under Shah’s guidance, SunEdison pioneered the solar power services agreement (SPSA) model, which has turned solar services into a multi-billion dollar industry. SunEdison now has more solar energy systems and megawatts under management than any other company.
“We are excited to have someone as accomplished as Jigar on our board,” said Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network. “Jigar Shah has that rare combination of experience in the environmental movement and an entrepreneurial drive that Earth Day Network can only benefit from.”
Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement, driving action year-round. Earth Day Network does this through advocacy, education, public policy, and consumer campaigns (www.earthday.org).