Scott Sklar has been President of The Stella Group, Ltd for 17 yrs, which is a clean technology optimization and policy firm, after 15 years running both the solar (SEIA) and biomass (NBIA) industry associations in Washington, DC. He was Political Director of the Solar Lobby (formed by the big nine national environmental groups) for 2 years, after 3 years at the Nat’l Center for Appropriate Technology as both the RD&D and Washington Director. Scott served for 9 years as an energy/military aide to Senator Jacob K Javits (NY). He lives in a zero energy solar home and has a zero-energy office building — both in Arlington, Virginia. Sklar serves as Steering Committee Chair of the Sustainable Energy Coalition, and sits on the national Boards of Directors of The Solar Foundation and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy. Sklar is an Adjunct Professor teaching two unique interdisciplinary courses on sustainable energy at The George Washington University (GWU), and an Affiliated Professor at CATIE, a graduate university based in Costa Rica. In 2014, Sklar was awarded The Charles Greely Abbot Award by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and the Green Patriot Award by George Mason University (GMU). In 2014, Sklar received The Charles Greely Abbot Award by ASES and the Green Patriot Award by GMU, and serves as Vice Chair of the US Dept of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EEAC) Adv1sory Committee through 2018.