WHAT WE DO
RENEW Northeast (RENEW) is a non-profit association uniting the renewable energy industry and environmental interest groups whose mission involves coordinating the ideas and resources of its members with the goal of promoting and increasing renewable energy in New England and New York.
RENEW works to create and strengthen the public policies that will lead to the development and integration of high levels of renewable energy production for the benefit of the region. Modeled after successful organizations in other parts of the country, RENEW was initially a collaborative project of the wind industry and public interest environmental organizations. RENEW’s goal is to recruit as members other renewable energy companies, suppliers, utilities and manufacturers that share a common vision of clean, renewable and environmentally responsible power development. RENEW strives to be a single, coherent voice for its membership to achieve renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals by sharing resources and aligning messages. RENEW takes a leadership role in policy development on renewable energy issues before ISO New England and NYISO, state legislatures, governors, and utility commissions.
Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. In leading RENEW Mr. Pullaro promotes clean renewable technologies for the region that will increase energy diversity, spur economic development, and improve environmental quality.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MICHELLE CADIN GARDNER
VICE-CHAIR | RENEW NORTHEAST
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS | NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES
Michelle Cadin Gardner is currently Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs – Northeast for NextEra Energy Resources. In her present role, Michelle represents NextEra Energy in the NEPOOL Participant Process and in the PJM stakeholder process. She previously represented Capital Power Corporation in NEPOOL and before the FERC as Senior Counsel, Regulatory. Prior to working for NextEra Energy and Capital
TREASURER | RENEW NORTHEAST
VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFSHORE U.S. | RWE RENEWABLES
Kate McKeever is Vice President of Government Relations for Offshore at RWE Renewables where she is responsible for offshore wind public policy in the U.S. Kate joined RWE in 2019 after working for three years as the Director of Regulatory and Institutional Affairs at Enel North America. Kate previously worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 17 years, where she last held the position of
CAITLIN PEALE SLOAN
SECRETARY | RENEW NORTHEAST
SENIOR ATTORNEY | CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION
Caitlin Peale Sloan is a Senior Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation where she leads the Advance Clean Power Team in the Clean Energy and Climate Change Program. Her climate and energy practice includes litigation and policy in the areas of decarbonization planning, gas transition, energy efficiency, and renewables, and she serves as CLF’s delegate to the Global Warming Solutions Act Implementation Advisory