Future of Renewable Energy

June 10, 2021 | Online Panel & Networking
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Pursuing renewable energy is not optional.

It is a vital strategy to ensure global well-being before the doomsday scenario scientists say to expect strikes. The EPA states that the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from people in the US is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation.

The need for renewable energy is clear. Yet, the solutions remain hotly debated.

Join us for an expert panel discussion about energy solutions and alternatives that are essential to a global sustainability strategy. Learn the merits and disadvantages, as well as the bold new ideas, that promise to play a vital role in transforming climate change in the next 10 years.

If you are new to renewables, or if you are already working in the sector, this conversation will hold opportunities to learn from expert organizations, meet fellow enthusiasts, and empower new conviction around our solutions.

All Be Social Change panels include a short networking opportunity at the beginning of the event in order to strengthen the inspiration, connections, and collaborations among people who are leading change.

*The recording will only be available to Be Social Change members. Become a member today for $5/month or $49/year to access this event recording and others.


Chris Gallo
Chris Gallo

Sr. Planning Analyst, Con Edison


Chris Gallo is a Sr. Planning Analyst working on Con Edison’s Innovative Pricing Pilot (IPP). His primary role is developing ongoing communications and educational campaigns for participating customers, including web-based tools and information. He also works with Con Edison’s Regional Corporate Affairs groups to engage local elected officials and key external stakeholders. Chris has been with Con Edison for over 15 years.

Prior to joining the team implementing the IPP, he worked in Customer Outreach and Education, crafting customer communications, leading the development of online content – including the first versions of the conEd.com mobile website and the Con Edison mobile app – and spearheading educational campaigns related to energy efficiency, safety, and the programs and services offered by the Company.

During his time in Customer Outreach, Chris also worked with DC Comics to develop the Con Edison Heroes mobile app and to implement the Power of Green educational program, both of which provide energy and safety information for schoolchildren in entertaining formats.

Veeral Hardev
Veeral Hardev

Vice President of Strategy, Ubiquitous Energy


Veeral Hardev is Vice President of Strategy, where he leads the company’s transparent solar window commercialization efforts. Veeral has over a decade of experience commercializing novel nano-materials products and has secured several multimillion-dollar partnerships with leading global companies such as Samsung, LG, 3M, AGC, and NSG. This includes time at Nanosys, Inc. where he led materials development, product management, and business development.

Veeral holds an MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business, and bachelor’s degrees in Materials Science and Economics from UCLA and is an author on more than 10 granted patents.

Marcos Salazar - Moderator
Marcos Salazar - Moderator

CEO & Co-Founder, Be Social Change


Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.

Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.

Sponsored by:

Renewable Energy Sponsor

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $54 billion in assets. The utility delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to 3.4 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. for financial, operations and customer service information, visit conEd.com.

Event Schedule

June 10th, 2021

5:55 pm

Sign on to the event and introduce yourself in the chat


6:00 pm

Introduction to the panel 

6:15 pm

Facilitated networking activity to meet fellow attendees


6:25 pm

Panel conversation begins 

7:05 pm

Q & A

7:30 pm

Event concludes

The online event will be recorded. 

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