Economic Trends in Energy, Water, and Infrastructure

Washington Clean Technology Alliance Breakfast, Economic Trends in Energy, Water, and Infrastructure:  Simon Gottelier (Portfolio Manager, Impax Asset Management, London) and Jason Busch (Pacific Energy Ocean Trust, Portland).

  • Simon Gottelier has worked at Impax since 2004, co-managing the Environmental Leaders and Water Strategies and has worked on the Impax World Global Green Fund portfolio since its inception in 2008.  Simon joined Pax from Veolia (formerly Vivendi) Environment, where he was a financial analyst.  His responsibilities included the analysis and modeling of potential investments and financing issues on the part of the Group’s water businesses.  Simon began his career in Investment Banking in 1998 at NM Rothschild and subsequently moved to Deutsche Bank where he provided strategic, M&A and financing advice to European and US clients across a broad range of industrial sub-sectors.  He has an honors degree in Modern Languages from the University of Bristol.  See Simon’s presentation here:  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Slides
  • Jason Busch is Executive Director, Oregon Wave Energy Trust and a Director of the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust.  The Oregon Wave Energy Trust is a nonprofit public-private partnership funded by the Oregon Innovation Council in 2007. Its mission is to serve as a connector for all stakeholders involved in wave energy project development – from research and development to early stage community engagement and final deployment and energy generation – positioning Oregon as the North America leader in this nascent industry and delivering its full economic and environmental potential for the state. OWET’s goal is to have ocean wave energy producing 2 megawatts of power – enough to power about 800 homes – by 2010 and 500 megawatts of power by 2025.  See Jason’s presentation here.
  • Where: Arbor Group/UBS Financial, 925 Fourth Avenue, 18th Floor Conference Room, Seattle
  • When: November 11, 7:30-9:00 a.m.