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photo Samuel Weaver
Cool Energy, Inc.
When he’s not spending his free time in Utah on the many mountain biking trails surrounding Moab, Sam Weaver is President and a co-founder of Cool Energy, Inc., a power conversion equipment company located in Boulder, CO. The main applications of Cool Energy's products are waste heat recovery, solar power, and biomass power, and the scale of the equipment is intended for on-site and remote power generation.

Sam first came to E2 in 2009 after hearing about E2 through a friend. “The hardest part of joining was the financial commitment. It’s a pretty big donation to join, but I’ve really seen how worthwhile that donation is." "It is more than just writing a check. E2 asks for a much more important thing than money. It takes a position on legislation and asks its members to do the same. It also provides a great place to talk with other members.

Sam enjoys discussing federal clean energy policies, which serves him well in his roles as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the State of Colorado Clean Energy Development Authority (CEDA), and member of the Board of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association. “You have more impact on state policies, but you learn a lot at the federal level.” On the April 2011 Washington D.C. Advocacy trip, Sam had the opportunity to weigh-in on these federal policies. “I got to see what staffers respond to and what they don’t respond to. I got to see how business-like the military is and how committed they seem to cutting their carbon footprint and reducing our dependence on oil. I was especially impressed by how professional all of the executive folks were in their approach to solving problems and thinking about solutions to problems. Overall the trip was well-organized and we were busy all day from morning to night. It was effective from an advocacy perspective and it was eye-opening as a business person to see where opportunities exist.”

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