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photo Mark Liffmann
Vice President of Business Development
Clean Power Research
Mark Liffmann caught wind of E2 when the Palo Alto Weekly published an article in March 2002 featuring the group, at the time less than one year old. While keenly interested in environmental issues, Mark and wife Brooke were too busy with their careers to get involved meaningfully in the movement. From the Palo Alto Weekly article, E2 – with its orientation toward busy professionals – sounded like “the perfect group for us.” In April 2002, they tested the waters by attending a Northern California EcoSalon about national energy policy. The following month they formally joined E2 and have since been among E2’s most active members, participating not only on our Action Alerts, but also regularly attending in-person and TeleSalon events.
 
“E2 provides four great benefits,” Mark says. “Efficient and effective direct advocacy, financial support for NRDC, fascinating and highly relevant educational events, and an exclusive network of the highest-caliber professionals aligned around a common interest.”
 
E2 has helped Mark become more educated on environmental issues – and opportunities. When he joined E2, he was a corporate law attorney. Less than a year later, having learned about the issue of global warming, he moved into a business role at Solar Depot LLC. He then joined SunPower Corp., where he co-founded the residential and light commercial business unit. Mark has come to believe that global warming “is the single defining challenge of our generation. I am very enthusiastic about our ability to solve the problem of climate change through innovations in the clean tech space.”
 
In the summer of 2009, when he and Brooke moved from Palo Alto to Seattle, Washington – where he is now Vice President for business development at EnerG2 and she a professor of law at Seattle University – E2 asked Mark to see about getting the Pacific Northwest chapter off the ground. By September, he was ready to launch the chapter, and less than four months later, he successfully recruited seven additional chapter directors from both Washington and Oregon.
 
E2 could not be more grateful and excited to have someone like Mark – who participates on his first E2 DC trip in 2010 – spearheading efforts in the Pacific Northwest and is looking forward to seeing the chapter continue to grow.


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