21st Century World Climate Change, Renewable Energy, and the Future of Global Environmental and Economic Development [11/29/2009]

Guests:

  • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd
  • Jack F. Werner, Jr. Senior Associate, The Stela Group, Ltd.

Segment 1

Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd. and Jack F. Werner, Jr. Senior Associate, The Stela Group, Ltd.
Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd. and Jack F. Werner, Jr. Senior Associate, The Stela Group, Ltd.
Segment 2

Jack F. Werner, Jr. Senior Associate, The Stela Group, Ltd.
Jack F. Werner, Jr. Senior Associate, The Stela Group, Ltd.
Segment 3

Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd.
Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd.
Segment 4

Dr. Sam Hancock, Director & Host, The EmeraldPlanetTV
Dr. Sam Hancock, Director & Host, The EmeraldPlanetTV

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA.  The programs are being simulcast to 2095 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television.   The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and 214 territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience.  The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 144 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

This program features:

  • Segment 1: Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd. and Jack F. Werner, Jr. Senior Associate, The Stela Group, Ltd.
  • Segment 2: Jack F. Werner, Jr. Senior Associate, The Stela Group, Ltd.
  • Segment 3: Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd.
  • Segment 4: Dr. Sam Hancock, Director & Host, The EmeraldPlanetTV

The Stella Group, Ltd.

The Stella Group, Ltd. operates as a strategic marketing and policy company for the clean distributed energy industries. The company leases on-site power solutions for commercial and municipal customers. Its power solutions include battery banks; biomass and biogas; combined heat and power, and waste heat; communication systems on trailers; fuel cells; micro hydropower units; photovoltaic; plop and drop power stations, and portable photovoltaic power units; solar thermal water heating, air-conditioning, industrial process heat, or grid electric power; solar water pumping units for irrigation and municipal water systems; and wind energy systems. The Stella Group, Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.

Scott Sklar runs his strategic marketing and policy firm, The Stella Group, Ltd, which he founded in 1995 and came on full time to lead in 1999. The firm facilitates clean distributed energy including advanced batteries and controls, energy efficiency, geoexchange, heat engines, minigeneration, microhydropower, modular biomass, photovoltaics, small wind and solar thermal. — specializing on blending technologies and financing for projects, assisting companies to scale-up market penetration, and facilitating federal and state polices to expand markets. Primary customers are industrial and commercial, mixed use developers, and governments.

Previously, Sklar served as Executive Director for 15 years of two national trade associations concurrently, the Solar Energy Industries Association and the National BioEnergy Industries Association. He also cofounded and ran for three years the US export consortium of all the renewable energy trade associations, the US Export Council for Renewable Energy, and cofounded its sister energy efficiency entity where he served on its Board of the US Export Council for Energy Efficiency.

Prior of running trade associations, Sklar was Political Director of The Solar Lobby for two years, — a renewable energy advocacy group founded by the big nine US environmental organizations. And for three years previous to joining the advocacy organization, served as Washington Director for two years and Acting RD&D Director for one year of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), a federally-funded applied technology institution promoting renewables and energy efficiency for local communities both in the US and globally.

Sklar started his energy career serving as a military and energy aide to Senator Jacob K Javits (NY) on his Washington personal and Committee staff for nine years, and cofounded the Congressional Solar caucus in the mid-1970’s where most of the renewable energy legislation first was passed by the US Congress as a result of the first and second oil embargos.

He serves on the Boards of Directors of two national non-profits: Business Council for Sustainable Energy (climate change), Renewable Energy Policy Project (energy analysis), and CoChairs the Policy Committee of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (building trades). He also serves as Steering Committee Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Coalition, composed of the 20+ national energy efficiency and renewable energy industry organization, advocacy groups, think tanks, and environmental groups.

Sklar has coauthored two books, “The Forbidden Fuel: A History of Power Alcohol, published in 1985 which is updated and will be re-released in late 2007, and a “Consumer Guide to Solar Energy” first published in 1998 and is in its third publishing.

He lives in a solar home in Arlington, Virginia incorporating passive solar features, solar water heating, photovoltaics, and high-value energy efficient lighting and appliances, and installing a ground-coupled heat pump. His VA office has PV roofing shingles, solar daylighting tube, hydrogen fuel cell, small wind turbine and a ductless heat pump. His DC office has a unique PV system featuring modules from 12 global PV manufacturers. His 15 year old daughter, Stella, is a registered lobbyist and assists in promoting a clean energy agenda.


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now

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