New Energy America
New Energy America was founded by a group of Americans who know first hand the economic opportunities being created in rural America by clean energy. We believe that the future is bright in rural America, especially when we embrace growing industries that meet our energy needs, reduce pollution, save consumers money, and enhance our national security.
Mike Carr | Executive Director, New Energy America
Mike Carr is the Executive Director of New Energy America and spent over two decades working to deploying clean energy solutions across the United States. As the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the Obama Administration, Mike oversaw the nation’s clean energy R&D portfolio, and helped manage the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in his home state of Colorado. Prior to his work in the Obama Administration, Mike served on the professional staff of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where he worked with Chairman Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico to develop policies to commercialize and deploy clean energy technologies. These efforts included the transformative federal loan guarantee programs, which allowed companies like Tesla were to receive federal support to build their technologies in the United States. He has also worked in the House of Representatives for David Skaggs (D-CO) and the US Department of the Interior.
Kendra Kostek | Director of Public Engagement, New Energy America
Kendra Kostek is the Director of Public Engagement for New Energy America. Previously, Kendra served as the Deputy Director for Travel on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, where she coordinated national travel and logistics for campaign officials. A native of the Adirondacks in upstate New York, Kendra has also helped organize in Nevada for the state’s successful campaign to support rooftop solar deployment. In addition, Kendra worked as an associate for a Washington based clean energy consulting firm.