Technical Advisory Group

Pedro Faria (Chair)
Technical Director, CDP

Pedro Faria is the Technical Director at CDP and the Chair of the RE100 Technical Advisory Group. He oversees the development of CDP’s information request, disclosure platform, scoring systems and data. He is a member of the Climate Disclosure Working Group and leads their XBRL efforts in the area of climate change reporting. Pedro has a deep understanding of the technical, accounting and reporting aspects of energy and carbon emissions.

Priya Barua
Associate, Energy Program, World Resource Institute

Priya Barua is an Associate in WRI’s Energy Program, where she supports Charge, WRI’s global electricity initiative. She focuses particularly on how utilities, regulators, and large corporate energy customers can adopt more collaborative approaches to buying, regulating and planning for low-carbon energy that reduce costs and increase access. She also helps facilitate the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers Principles, an initiative that articulates corporate energy consumer’s needs from the market in order to scale renewable energy and collaboratively meet large customer demand.

Previously, she led the development of assessment tools to track low-carbon growth and competitiveness and contributed to WRI research on climate and energy policies in developed and developing countries under the Open Climate Network (OCN), an independent climate policy-tracking coalition for which WRI serves as the secretariat. Prior to WRI, Priya had several years of energy experience in both the private and public sectors. She worked in the South Asia Sustainable Development unit of the World Bank on renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in India and Afghanistan. She also worked at ICF International, in support of the US EPA’s implementation of the national energy efficiency program, ENERGY STAR, and produced comprehensive solar market development reports on the Asia-Pacific region on behalf of the Solar Advisory Services group of IHS Emerging Energy Research.

Priya holds a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in Economics, Biology, and Psychology. She has written and co-authored publications and blogs on how to deliver economic benefits through a clean energy economy.

Jared Braslawsky
Secretary-General, RECS International

As Secretary-General of RECS International Jared works on the consumer-driven market for renewable electricity in Europe and around the world. He is a leading expert in the market for Guarantees of Origin and other electricity tracking instruments. Recently Jared began the International REC Standard Foundation, which implements and standardizes attribute tracking systems around the globe. Jared is an active member of a number of technical working groups and advises companies on issues related to attribute and emissions accounting.

Alberto Carrillo Pineda
Technical Director, CDP

Alberto is Technical Director at CDP. He previously led WWF’s global climate & energy strategy with the business sector including WWF’s Climate Savers leadership platform and the Science Based Targets initiative, and provides thought leadership and technical support on a number of topics including science-based target setting, responsible policy engagement and transformational renewable electricity procurement. Alberto sits in the Steering Committee of the Science Based Targets initiative, the Technical Advisory Group of RE100 and is member of the Standard Setting Group of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. Before joining WWF, he occupied management and consulting positions in leading global carbon asset management firms including South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd. and Ecosecurities Ltd. Alberto holds an M.Sc. In Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

James Critchfield
Program Manager, Green Power Partnership, US Environmental Protection Agency 

Mr. Critchfield currently directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership – a voluntary program that supports organizational procurement of green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.  The Green Power Partnership is a free voluntary program that works with hundreds of organizations including Fortune 500®, small and medium sized businesses, higher education institutions, Federal, state and local governments as well as not-for-profit organizations nationwide.  Prior to joining EPA, James worked in California for a leading solar energy system design and build firm.  He is also the current Chair of ASTM’s E44.25 Sub Committee on Heat Metering. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.   

Lily Donge
Principal, Business Renewables Center, Rocky Mountain Institute 

Lily Donge is a Principal with RMI’s electricity practice, where she leads the Business Renewables Center. Lily focuses on accelerating the market for corporate renewable energy. She is exploring new markets for the rapid uptake of renewable energy and developing tools and products for corporate leaders to purchase renewable energy. Lily joined RMI in December 2014.

Todd Jones
Senior Manager, Policy and Climate Change Programs, Center for Resource Solutions

Todd Jones provides analysis and guidance on renewable energy and climate policy design and implementation to policy makers, regulators and functional support entities. He also works with environmental policy organizations to provide research and guidance in the areas of renewable energy and climate change and to strengthen programs that add credibility to corporate environmental action. Jones also manages the Green-e Climate program, a retail standard and certification for carbon offsets. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley.

Shailesh Telang
Technical Manager, Renewable Energy, CDP India

Shailesh is Technical Manager, Renewable Energy, CDP, working on the RE100 campaign in India. He has extensive work experience in environment management, sustainability and renewable energy advisory services. As a part of his renewable energy work, Shailesh worked in the areas of registration of renewable energy projects under REC mechanism, third party sale of renewable energy through open access and coordination of rooftop solar projects under Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) model. He has worked across industrial sectors such as solar, wind, airports, real estate, steel, industrial waste management, automotive and infrastructure.

Shailesh holds master’s in Environment Management from the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India and a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Institute of Science, Nagpur, India.