'Cool Companies' shows managers how businesses can build or retrofit their operations with the latest technologies to reduce emissions and achieve quick returns on investment. Many examples of how big firms increased profits this way are included.
Joseph Romm is a leading expert on hydrogen, fuel cells, and advanced transportation technologies. Romm is a principal with Capital E and Executive Director and founder of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions. He is the principal investigator for the National Science Foundation project, "Future Directions for Hydrogen Energy Research and Education." He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Romm was Acting Assistant Secretary at DOE's billion-dollar Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary. He helped lead formulation of the Administration's climate change technology strategy. Romm is author of the first book to benchmark corporate best practices for using advanced energy technologies including fuel cells to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Cool Companies: How the Best Businesses Boost Profits and Productivity By Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions. He has written and lectured widely on advanced transportation technologies, hydrogen, fuel cells, distributed energy, business and environment issues. He writes the blog ClimateProgress.org. He is co-author of "MidEast Oil Forever," the cover story of the April 1996 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, which predicted that the major oil-exporting nations would regain pricing control of oil within the decade and discussed alternative energy strategies.