Episode 6

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10th May 2022

The Ithaca model w/ Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres

This week the Chef Chris has a one-on-one with Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres to discuss his incredible work with the city of Ithaca and his even more incredible back story. We what it’s really like to be a Latino in America, the barriers to electrifying, and the Ithaca model to transitioning responsibly. This is an incredible story from two Latino’s in the top of their field.

Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres is the Director of Sustainability for the City of Ithaca, where he leads the implementation of the Ithaca Green New Deal, including the City’s Net-Zero 2030 and Justice50 strategies. Prior to joining the City of Ithaca, he spent 12 years assisting Latin American countries develop innovation and climate change legislation, sponsored by USAID and the US State Department, and providing technical assistance for the design, implementation and financing of long-term climate change and climate justice projects, sponsored by the UN Industrial Development Organization, the IFC-World Bank and the Breakthrough Energy Coalition. 

He is the founder of Green Momentum, a market-intelligence and innovation firm focused on climate change and clean technology, as well as Cleantech Challenge and Cleantech Labs, the largest cleantech and hard-tech business incubators in Latin America.

Since 2010, he led an ambitious climate justice program in Latin America, for which he was recognized as Champion of Change by President Obama in 2012 and by the White House Office of Science and Technology in 2016.  

Dr. Luis Aguirre-Torres is the former Chairman of the Latin America and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) and Chairman of the Energy Working Group at the Mexico -United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC), sponsored by the US Commerce and US State Departments. Currently, he is the co-chair of the NYS Climate Impacts Assessment, Society and Economy technical working group. 

He holds a first degree in Computer Engineering, a master’s degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London.

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Sustainable Overload was created by Chef Chris Galarza and Chef Juice to explain and discuss the rapidly changing world around us.
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