Richard Stuebi has more than 25 years of experience as an executive, entrepreneur, and consultant in the energy industry, with most of the past decade focused on advanced energy technologies and business opportunities.
He is Managing Director of Early Stage Partners, a venture capital firm dedicated to building a critical mass of cleantech and advanced energy investments in Northeast Ohio. It has more than $100 million under management. He is also a founding principal in NorTech Energy Enterprise, a green energy regional economic development initiative serving 21 Ohio counties, and he founded and is president of NextWave Energy. It assists clients with strategy, capital formation, and related needs in building successful businesses focused on photovoltaic, solar, biofuels, wind, and geothermal energy technologies.
He leads the Coalition for Great Lakes Offshore Wind, is Secretary and Treasurer of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, and serves on the advisory boards of the Generation Foundation and Great Lakes Wind Network.
His past work has included numerous consulting, business, and nonprofit roles. At ICF Resources, a leading economic and environmental consulting firm, his analyses of alternative approaches to acid rain legislation were instrumental in resolving the contentious debate about the trading of sulfur dioxide emission allowances, ultimately facilitating the passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
He was a Senior Vice President at the global commodity trading firm Louis Dreyfus, where he was responsible for North American electric and gas business development, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., advising clients on such energy-related regulatory issues as the deregulation and restructuring of electric utilities.
From 2006 through 2010, Stuebi was the Fellow for Energy and Environmental Advancement at The Cleveland Foundation, where he worked to build an advanced energy cluster in the Cleveland area. In that role, he was responsible for developing photovoltaic energy projects at the Cleveland Indians’ Jacobs Field and the Great Lakes Science Center.
His articles have appeared in such leading industry periodicals as The Electricity Journal and Public Utilities Fortnightly, and he holds degrees in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.
Stuebi speaks on renewable energy and green technology as drivers of economic development, sources of good jobs, and vital opportunities for investment.
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