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How is ICF helping clients generate, deliver, and use energy more effectively? Watch this short video to learn how ICF helps clients navigate the constantly evolving energy landscape and implement the best solutions for the challenges they face. ICFers Joel Bluestein, Phil Mihlmester, Judah Rose, Mike Mernick, Robin Clark, and Rahul Young share the history of our energy work in areas such as:

  • Air emissions and multipollutants
  • Automotive technology and emission
  • Due diligence and asset valuation
  • Electric transmission
  • Energy efficiency implementation
  • Energy efficiency policy
  • Fuels markets
  • Litigation and regulatory support
  • NERC compliance
  • Power market analysis
  • Renewable energy markets
  • Smart grid

Authored By

  • Joel Bluestein

    Senior Vice PresidentICF International

    Joel Bluestein is a nationally recognized expert on the impacts of environmental and energy regulation. At ICF International, he has been directly involved in the development of most of the recently developed emission trading programs. He advises companies on the implications of greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation and assists in the development of GHG compliance and sustainability strategies.

    During his 30-year career, he has performed technology and market assessment, energy conservation project analysis, and long-term energy demand forecasting, and testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer.

  • Phil Mihlmester

    Executive Vice PresidentICF International

    Philip Mihlmester joined ICF International in 1999 and has 30 years of experience in the technical and management direction of engagements in the energy, environmental, and quantitative analysis areas. He also has held executive positions at Aspen Systems and Applied Management Sciences. Mr. Mihlmester has an M.S. in Operations Research from George Washington University and an A.B. in History from Columbia.

  • Judah Rose

    Senior Vice President and Managing DirectorICF International

    Judah Rose joined ICF International in 1982 and has 30 years of experience in the energy industry with clients such as electric utilities, financial institutions, law firms, government agencies, fuel companies, and independent power producers (IPPs). He is an ICF Distinguished Consultant, an honorary title given to three of ICF's 4,500+ employees. He has served on the ICF Board of Directors as the management shareholder representative.

    Mr. Rose has supported the financing of tens of billions of dollars of new and existing power plants and is a frequent counselor to the financial community. He provides expert testimony and litigation support, addressed approximately 100 major energy conferences, and authored numerous articles.

    Mr. Rose has a B.S. degree in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.P.P. degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

  • Mike Mernick

    Senior Vice PresidentICF International

    With over 25 years of experience in the energy industry, Mr. Mernick manages ICF's support of the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Residential, Product Labeling, and Commercial and Industrial Programs and the EPA’s new Clean Energy Initiative. He is also supports numerous regional, state and utility clients. His clients include: Eversource (NSTAR); the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; National Grid; New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (NEEP); Northeast Utilities; Consolidated Edison of New York; the Joint Management Committee, GasNetworks, and the New Jersey Clean Energy Fund. 

    Mr. Mernick was a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) and serves in an advisory capacity to the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council. He serves on the Policy Committee for the Alliance to Save Energy. He is Past-President of the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP), and is in his third term on the Board of Directors of AESP, where he currently serves as Secretary. 

    Before joining ICF International, Mr. Mernick worked as a Program Manager with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where he was responsible for all statutorily mandated energy assistance programs within several Region One states. He holds an M.P.A. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Geography and Marine Affairs.

  • Robin Clark

    Senior Vice PresidentICF International

    Robin Clark has responsibility for projects in the Energy Efficiency division. She serves as Program Manager for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Labeled Products and Residential contract and as Deputy Program Manager for the Clean Energy Policy and Programs Support contract.

    For the past 16 years, Ms. Clark has consulted on all aspects of the Energy Star product implementation process, including product selection; recommending energy-efficiency criteria; interfacing with manufacturers, retailers, and other stakeholders; launching new product areas at conferences and trade shows; developing promotional and informational material for print and the Web; overseeing the administration functions for existing products; and promoting labeled products.

  • Rahul Young

    PrincipalICF International

    Rahul Young leads the San Francisco office’s private-sector carbon strategy practice. A LEED Accredited Professional, he manages projects in renewable energy new business models and corporate building energy efficiency. He has more than 10 years of experience in green building, residential multi- and single-family development, green building policy design, energy efficiency program design, and city government administration.

    He served as City of Berkeley Green Building Coordinator, overseeing the greening of municipal and private-sector developments, and directing education and outreach events. He was the primary author of the California Integrated Waste Management Board’s Sustainable Building Implementation Plan, the founding document of the agency’s green building policy efforts.

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Published: Apr 30, 2012
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