Peter Rothstein

President, Northeast Clean Energy Council

Peter Rothstein is President of NECEC, combining two sister nonprofits – the Northeast Clean Energy Council, a 501(c)(6) business-member organization that is the lead voice for hundreds of clean energy companies across the Northeast; and NECEC Institute, a 501(c)(3) that leads programs in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Policy Development and Market Development across the region.  NECEC’s members and partners cut across dozens of cleantech sectors and stages from startups to emerging companies and market segment leaders.  NECEC is widely-recognized for its policy and regulatory advocacy and initiatives, its regional innovation cluster initiatives, as well as stakeholder convenings which advance the Northeast (NY and New England) clean energy economy.

Rothstein has over 30 years of venture, entrepreneurial, executive and deal experience in cleantech venture and high tech markets.  Before assuming leadership of NECEC in 2010, he was part of the Flagship Ventures team, and also founded Allegro Strategy as a consultant, advisor and executive with early-stage cleantech start-ups.  Rothstein has been a member of a National Academies of Sciences committee, co-authoring a recent report on the “Power of Change, ” describing strategies for an increasingly clean energy system.  Earlier, Rothstein was an entrepreneur and executive in the software and Internet industry, including as a Lotus/IBM Vice President of Strategy and leader of an internal Lotus incubator accelerating knowledge management ventures. He has a master’s degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management with a concentration in Energy Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from Clark University.