Jodie Roussell is the new CEO of the Global Solar Council, while Amy Luers joins Future Earth


Jodie Roussell is the new CEO of the Global Solar Council, joining from Trina Solar. As well as having worked for a number of organisations, including REEEP and the World Economic Forum, Roussell also co-founded the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). ACORE isa non-profit membership association dedicated to bringing renewables into the mainstream of the US economy.

“Working as an advocate for solar and clean energy is a multidisciplinary challenge,” says Roussell. “I am fortunate to have worked with innovators from government, business and civil society, and benefit from diverse perspectives on how solar and renewables can deliver a solution for clean, sustainable and equitable economies.”

Her interest in this sector was sparked while studying at Beijing University in the 1990s. “The scale of the environmental pollution from coal mining and power generation made a strong impression on me,” says Roussell. “I left China with a strong interest in creating solutions for economics growth that weren't dependent on burning fossil fuels and limiting the prospects for future generations.”

The Global Solar Council’s membership is composed of the national and regional solar associations, as well as the largest companies globally. “Today the technologies and solutions to solve many of...

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