EIN is a small group with a big mission. Our board consists of some of the most influential people in the clean energy field. And our staff works hard every day to bring our mission to fruition.

 

EIN BOARD


Daniel Emmett, President

Chief Executive Officer, Next Energy Technologies, Inc. 

Former Executive Director, Energy Independence Now


Paul B. Scott, Ph.D., Treasurer

Vice President, Advanced Technologies, TransPower


Terry Tamminen

President & Founder, Seventh Generation Advisors

Former CalEPA Secretary


Steve Fleischli

Senior Attorney, NRDC

 

Tom Cackette

Retired Chief Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

 

Remy Garderet

Former Policy Director, EIN


Our Team

Brian Goldstein – Executive Director

Brian Goldstein leads EIN in its mission to support a transition to a clean transportation system. With a background in finance, Brian has professional experience in the alternative fuels, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation technologies, and financial services sectors. He has served as CFO of a motorcycle design and manufacturing firm as well as CFO of a hydrogen transportation technology company, where he focused on both public and private financing initiatives, infrastructure acquisitions, automotive technology development, and fleet adoption of hydrogen technology.

Brian has worked to develop alternative fuel distribution networks in California and Colorado. He has also served as a technical and financial consultant to the US Department of Energy and he continues to serve as a judge for the Clean Tech Open business plan competition as well as the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

Mr. Goldstein graduated with a B.S. in International Business from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, and earned his MBA with focus on Finance and International Business at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business Management, where he received a Merit Scholarship. Mr. Goldstein is an Eagle Scout.

Steven Wilson – Program Director

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Steven Wilson, a veteran marketer and creative director, spearheads EIN’s Hydrogen Education & Outreach program, as well as overseeing all outward-facing communications. Mr. Wilson is an award-winning writer and producer, with a long career in the advertising and entertainment industry. 

With over 25 years experience creating some of the ad industry’s most memorable work, Steve is excited to lend his talents to this important non-profit enterprise.

Steve started out at Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in New York, where he developed innovative marketing programs for a variety of national brands, including RC Cola, Wendy’s, and General Mills. Moving to LA, he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi on Toyota, Pioneer Electronics, and Target.  He successfully launched numerous Toyota vehicles, including Avalon and Tacoma.

Steve has been recognized for his work in a number of major ad awards, including AAF Best In The West, IBA, Cannes, One Show, Telly, Lulus, Mobius, New York Festivals, and Promax.  He received a BA from Princeton University, and did graduate work at Harvard Business School and The School of Visual Arts.
 

Kiran Srivastava – Program Director

Kiran Srivastava is a renewable energy policy professional with more than fifteen years of professional experience. Over the last seven years, she has focused on strategic development and management of federal energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Ms. Srivastava’s notable contributions include extensive support to the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab in building a detailed scenario analysis for meeting the State of Hawaii’s clean energy goals through their Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI). In addition, she has supported a range of federal agencies including the USDA Department of Rural Development, the Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program (BTP) and the DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). Her work has included extensive research and analysis in order to develop reports and white papers on renewable energy technologies, market assessments and policy recommendations.