Noam co- founded in 2011 Capital Nature, the most successful cleantech investment company in Israel – 4 of the company’s portfolio companies are currently traded in the Tel Aviv stock exchange, among them Electreon.
In 2006 Noam was co-founder of the Eilat Eilot renewable energy initiative, one of the founding entities of renewable energy in Israel, promoting renewable energy development and implementation as a regional engine for the southern part of Israel. Noam has been also the founder and co-chair of the Eilat -Eilot renewable energy conference, one the leading cleantech conferences in the world
In 1995 Noam co-founded and was the CEO of Cortext Ltd. one of the first Internet related software companies in Israel
Noam has a BA in business and MA in environmental studies, both from the Tel Aviv university
Jared Braslawsky is a leading expert on the use, implementation, and functionality of attribute tracking systems such as the United States REC, European Guarantee of Origin (GO), and the global International REC Standard. His expertise is used by organizations such as RE100 where he is a member of the Technical Working Group. He has participated in workshops, technical meetings and informational webinars for RE100’s membership (with over 140 corporate renewable electricity consumers). He was a key contributor to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) Scope 2 Guidance document and supported the GHGP in organizing workshops to promote the guidance document when it was completed in 2015.
Jared has played a leading role in the development and growth of the Guarantee of Origin system in Europe through his role as Secretary-General of RECS International. RECS International is a not-for-profit members organization representing more than 120 market players, from electricity generators, traders, wholesalers, and suppliers to consumers. Jared is also the lead organizer and moderator of the REC Market Meeting, an annual two-day event attended by more than 450 participants that focuses solely on the international development and standardization of RECs and other Energy Attribute Certificate (EAC) markets. Jared is also the co-founder of the International REC Standard Foundation (I-REC Standard), a not-for-profit organization for energy attribute tracking systems that enables the simplified implementation of reliable, tradable REC systems and national renewable energy markets in adherence with electricity market regulations and best practices worldwide.
Managing Partner of the Value Squared Responsible Investment Fund and CEO and Founder of Greeneye ESG Ltd. In 2016, Greeneye was awarded the Green Globe award for “ground-breaking advances in the field of responsible investment in Israel”. Noga has more than 18 years of rich experience leading change in Israel’s ESG arena — working with policy-makers, the government, NGOs and the financial and business sectors. Noga is a TEDx speaker and holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a BSc from the Technion. Noga is a lecturer at the academic institutions, and has published numerous articles and papers.
Eitan Parnass is the founder & Director General of the Green Energy Association of Israel (formerly REEEAI), the main Renewables & Energy Efficiency advocacy organization in Israel. Established in 2009 by Parnass, GEA-IL is promoting for the past 8 years the implementation of renewable energy electricity production and energy efficiency in Israel, using the professional industry knowledge & skills. One of the main objectives of GEA-IL is providing decision makers the necessary information and tools to achieve national goals and set enabling-policy, to foster green energy sector growth. GEA-IL was involved in the formation of the various renewables & Energy Efficiency regulations, acting for the Israeli green energy industry from the launch of the first Solar PV regulations (2008) and has marked many achievements promoting local Renewables market. In 2017 the Renewable Energy Goals Act was approved by parliament, marking a great achievement for GEA-IL and the Israeli RES industry.
GEA-IL enjoys the recognition of national and local government in Israel and represents the green energy industry at various committees and decision making platforms. The holistic approach to Energy has gained GEA-IL strong bond with the Israeli Energy & Sustainability community, including NGOs, experts, public figures, aside regulators and decision makers.
Parnass is also a public pro-sustainability activist involved in numerous initiatives to promote sustainable economy in Israel and worldwide, including the formation of the Global Solar Council, launched at Paris COP21, where he served as Board Member & Secretary (2015-2017). Parnass has also served as Board Member to various NGOs including the Israel Sustainable Energy Society (ISES), Vice President of GIREC (Israel-Germany Renewable Energy Committee), member to the National Green Growth Round Table and is a notable speaker at the academy, industry, local & international conferences and seminars.
Eitan Parnass was born in Jerusalem (1971), he holds Honours law degree from the University of Warwick UK and LL.m law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Daniel Blumenthal is the Department of Energy (DOE) Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem where he represents the full range of DOE’s energy, cyber, science, and nuclear security portfolios. Prior to his arrival in October 2021, he managed radiological response programs at DOE Headquarters. In that role, he led the initial DOE response team to Japan following the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident in Mar 2011. He has also participated in many international technical exchanges regarding emergency preparedness and nonproliferation. Prior to working at DOE he spent time at the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office as Chief Test Scientist and at the DOE’s Remote Sensing Laboratory a Senior Scientist. Dr. Blumenthal’s background is in nuclear physics and health physics.
Dr. Or Yogev founded AUGWIND and has been the company’s CEO since it was founded in 2012. Or received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and applied computational mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. Or has vast experience in the energy industry with extensive research and development expertise. He is considered an expert in the fields of computational analysis, machine design, and thermodynamics.
Anna Shpitsberg serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Shpitsberg is responsible for supporting a shift to a decarbonized economy that enables secure and resilient energy systems. Shpitsberg leads efforts and advises on power market reform, clean energy financing, and resilient supply chains to support transitioning power, transport, and end-use sectors. Additionally, she leads U.S. representation at the International Renewable Energy Agency, and other bilateral and multilateral engagements on energy with U.S. allies and partners.
In her prior role, Shpitsberg served as Director for Global Power and Renewables at IHS Markit. In this capacity she conducted research on emerging trends in the power sector; collaborated with teams covering power, clean energy technology, upstream energy, climate, economics, transport, and agriculture on possible outcomes for the energy transition; advised executives on trends that may impact their business strategy; led corporate renewable research, including the outlook for the United States; consulted on bespoke renewable projects; and managed the buildout of power market analysis and research in Africa and the Middle East.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms. Shpitsberg established the U.S. Department of State’s Power Sector Program (PSP) through which she partnered with and advised utilities, regulators, system operators, and energy ministries on power market reform, energy resource optimization and procurement, regional power market development, and renewable energy integration and financing. In this role, she designed, managed, and advised on over 30 projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, including in Angola, Argentina, Cambodia, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and Vietnam. She also held positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Morgan Stanley. Ms. Shpitsberg holds a BS from Binghamton University in Finance and an MEM in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University with a focus on power systems and the energy-water nexus.