Now a senior strategist and “Space Cowboy” at X, the “moonshot factory” at Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Andy Karsner has spent the past two decades driving renewable energy innovation and other climate solutions. In addition to his role at X, Karsner is the founder and executive chairman of Elemental Labs, an organization that pursues systems-based solutions to promote a sustainable future and equitably empower communities.
From 2005 to 2008, he served as the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, managing a $2 billion annual federal portfolio devoted to applied science, research and development. In this role he helped assemble significant bipartisan coalitions to implement or enact the Energy Policy Act, the Energy Independence and Security Act and the America Competes Act, all of which remain foundational components of US energy policy.
This appearance by Andy Karsner is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us virtually at youtube.com/ecorner as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.