Climate Courage: How Americans can Bridge the Political Divide to Tackle Climate Change, Interview with Author, Andreas Karelas
Book Overview: Climate Courage shows Americans that we can find common ground on solutions to climate change across the political divide through our shared American values. At its core, this book is about showing that solutions to climate change are within our grasp and are already happening in countless communities around the country, red and blue. This book brings a hopeful message that we don’t often hear about- we’re actually already on our way to solving the climate crisis.
Author: Andreas Karelas is the founder and Executive Director of RE-volv. Andreas is a dedicated renewable energy advocate with over 15 years of environmental and renewable energy nonprofit experience. Prior to founding RE-volv Andreas worked with a number of leading organizations including the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the National Audubon Society, blueEnergy, and the Center for Resource Solutions. Andreas holds Master’s degrees in International Affairs and in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is a 2013 Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow and a 2016 OpenIDEO Climate Innovator Fellow.
Interviewer: Alex Luce is a Principal at Creative Ventures where he invests in entrepreneurs tackling the most pressing global macroeconomic trends, including demographic changes straining our healthcare system, secular labor shortages, and the effects of climate change. Prior to joining Creative Ventures, Alex was a Program Manager at the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) where he focused on energy storage and manufacturing innovation, interfacing with emerging companies, Fortune 100 corporations, and major research institutions. Previously, Alex held positions at the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E), and at venture capital firm Prelude Ventures.Alex holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley where he was the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship. Alex has authored peer-reviewed papers on topics including advanced materials, solar cells, semiconductors, medical devices, and robotics. He is a frequent speaker on technology commercialization in the hard sciences.