Resources

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Graham Noyes, Executive Director

Low Carbon Fuels Coalition

Graham Noyes is the Executive Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition. For the past eighteen years, Graham has worked in commercial and legal roles in the low carbon fuels industry.  In 2000, Graham joined the first biodiesel distribution company in the U.S., World Energy Alternatives LLC, and opened many of the west coast markets to biodiesel. Graham went on to lead sales and business development for the largest biodiesel production facility in the US and served as the Secretary of the National Biodiesel Board.  Through his work in the biofuels industry, Graham gained an appreciation for the multiple benefits provided by low carbon fuels and an understanding the importance of policy in the conventional and alternative fuel sectors.  Since returning to the active practice of law in 2008, Graham has worked with all sectors of the low carbon fuels sector including ethanol, renewable diesel, drop-in fuels, renewable natural gas, hydrogen, low carbon energy for electric vehicles, and carbon capture and sequestration.

Graham is licensed to practice law in California, and Washington D.C. He is a recognized authority regarding the nature and value of environmental attributes, particularly RINs under the Renewable Fuel Standard, and credits under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  Graham is particularly known for his work before the California Air Resources Board (ARB), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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Mary Solecki, Partner

AJW Inc.

Mary Solecki has spent the last decade working with clean energy companies on transportation and climate issues across the Pacific Coast. She has successfully led major campaign efforts to establish carbon programs and refine regulatory measures through strategic business engagement.

Prior to joining AJW, Ms. Solecki spent eight years with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a partner of Natural Resources Defense Council. There she ran E2’s presence in California, Oregon and Washington. She has worked in-depth on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and carbon programs in both California and Oregon. Ms. Solecki has been consulting on energy policy since 2008, and has a background in sales and communications. She received her B.S. in Business from Indiana University and her MBA from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.

AJW was created to help private sector clients utilize government policy to expand market demand for their advanced energy and environmental solutions.  Our market, regulatory, legislative, and analytical capabilities are a unique combination in a Washington DC consulting firm.  We use substantive and technical expertise to inform our advocacy and lobbying activities.  We achieve bottom line results for our clients by combining a deep understanding of a client’s business, the market challenges they face, and the government policies that can be used to create new market opportunities.

 

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Blake Elder, Lead Research Analyst for LCFC

EQ Research

Blake Elder has been the lead analyst for the LCFC's legislative and regulatory research since February 2016. Blake joined  for the joined EQ Research in 2015, where he works as a Clean Energy Specialist. In addition to providing legislative and regulatory tracking and analysis services for the LCFC, his expertise includes local solar permitting procedures and requirements and state and utility efficiency incentive programs. He also contributes to EQ's rate case tracking, regulatory tracking, and legislative tracking services. Prior to joining EQ, Blake served as an Intern with the Training and Workforce Development Program at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

EQ Research, LLC was founded in 2013 to provide policy and market research, analysis, and data services to businesses, government entities, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders engaged in the clean energy sector. EQ Research’s subject matter areas of expertise include financial incentives supporting clean energy deployment; electric utility regulation; electric rate design; grid modernization; and the collective suite of policy issues relevant to distributed energy resources (DERs). In addition to conducting customized research and analysis in response specific client requests, EQ Research offers subscription-based services that provide clients with timely insights and intelligence on regulatory and legislative developments across the United States. EQ has been providing legislative and regulatory tracking and analysis services to the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition since 2014.

 

Affiliates

Queensland RFA

This mission of the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) is to enhance and grow the renewable fuels industry in Queensland, Australia through engagement, collaboration and promotion of education, innovation and investment.

 

Advanced Biofuels Canada

Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) is a national industry association established to:

  • Promote the production and use of advanced biofuels in Canada.
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to expand market access for sustainable low-carbon biofuels in Canada
  • Collaborate broadly to decarbonize transportation