Scott Sklar runs his clean energy technology optimization and strategic policy firm, The Stella Group, Ltd, which he founded in 1995 and came on full time to lead in 2000. The firm facilitates clean distributed energy including advanced batteries and controls, energy efficiency and storage, geoexchange, heat engines, minigeneration, microhydropower (freeflow, tidal and wave, etc), modular biomass, photovoltaics, small wind and solar thermal. -- specializing on blending technologies and financing for projects, assisting companies to scale-up market penetration, and facilitating federal and state polices to expand markets. Previously, Sklar served as Executive Director for 15 years of two national trade associations concurrently, the Solar Energy Industries Association and the National BioEnergy Industries Association. He also facilitated the first renewable energy trade show in Beijing in 1995. Sklar started his energy career serving as a military and energy aide to Senator Jacob K Javits (NY) on his Washington personal and Committee staff for nine years, and cofounded the Congressional Solar caucus in the mid-1970’s where most of the renewable energy legislation first was passed by the US Congress as a result of the first and second oil embargos.. He serves on the Boards of Directors of two national non-profits: Business Council for Sustainable Energy (climate change) and The Solar Foundation. Scott Sklar was appointed in April 2007 onto National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy & Technology (NACEPT) of USEPA. whose term ended February 2010. On November 4, 2010 Secretary Locke approved Sklar's appointment and on December 4, 2012 Acting-Secretary Blank to the Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) whose term was extended, & served as its Chair,., Vice Chair, and now serves with term ending in July 2020. Sklar is an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University teaching three unique interdisciplinary courses on sustainable energy, and is Energy Director of GWU's Environment & Energy Study Institute (EEMI).