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Dr. Joseph Romm (pronounced "Rome") is a leading expert on clean and efficient energy technology. Formerly head of energy efficiency and renewable technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Romm is the founder and director of the Center for Energy & Climate Solutions, a non-profit consulting group helping businesses create integrated strategies to reduce energy use and the associated environmental impacts - particularly the pollution associated with global warming.

Most recently, the Center has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund to help leading companies including IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Polaroid develop precedent-setting energy and greenhouse emissions reduction targets.

Joe has written and lectured widely on energy technology, environmental management, and competitiveness. He is the author of two books on the subject - Cool Companies: How the Best Businesses Boost Profits and Productivity By Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Island Press, 1999), and Lean and Clean Management (Kodansha, 1994). His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Science magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, Business 2.0, Forbes, Technology Review and Foreign Affairs. He is regularly quoted in the nation's leading newspapers, and has appeared several times on network news programs.

Dr. Romm holds a Ph.D. in physics from M.I.T. and did his thesis work at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California.