Author: Mark Konold
Mark works as a Project Manager for Worldwatch’s Climate and Energy program, coordinating and executing initiatives for the Sustainable Energy Roadmaps work in the Caribbean region. Mark is responsible for integrating the project’s various resources and coordinating the activities undertaken by Worldwatch and its project partners in the creation of country Roadmaps. Mark is also a regular contributor to Climate and Energy’s Re|Volt blog and Worldwatch’s Vital Signs series. Prior to joining Worldwatch, Mark worked in Chicago for Motorola’s Automotive and Industrial Electronics Group contributing to the group’s initial electric battery research. Later he went on to work as a network administrator for LandAmerica Financial Group, a nationwide real estate insurance company. In 2005, he switched from the private to the non-profit sector where he helped create, build, and lead new initiatives for various education- and arts-based organizations in the city. He then moved to Jamaica and worked as a volunteer for a missionary group responsible for a high school, a local clinic, and an orphanage. It was there that he first became interested in the potential of renewable energy for creating robust growth in developing areas and the intersection of its technical, economic, and policy aspects. Mark holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). As a participant in SAIS’s Bologna and D.C. programs, he focused on International Economics, Energy Resources, and Conflict Management. Additionally, Mark is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute.
Posts from this author:
- Waves of Opportunity Wash Up On the Shores of Barbados
- No “LAC” of Leadership: Conference Highlights Renewable Energy Success in Latin America and Caribbean
- Viva PetroCaribe?
- Opportunity Knocks: Reforming the Dominican Republic’s Energy Sector
- Jamaica: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
- New Dominican President Faces Old Electricity Challenges
- On the Road(map) to a Sustainable Energy Future
- Jamaican Renewable Energy Conference Keeps Important Issues on the Table
- Jamaica Changes Its Government, But What About Its Energy Strategy?
- A Bold Call To Action: The Dominican Republic’s Climate-Compatible Development Plan
- Wigton Wind Farm: Jamaica’s Commitment to Renewable Energy Starts Paying Off
- No Problem? Worldwatch Is Introduced to Jamaica
- A Triumvirate of Progress for the Dominican Republic’s Energy Sector
- Significant Milestone Achieved in Low-Carbon Roadmap Project
- Financing a Transition to a Low-Carbon Future
- A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Roadmap
- Cuba Takes Steps to Go “Petro Libre”
- Islands of Leadership in a Sea of Mediocrity
- Renewable Energy Not a “Competing” Priority in Haiti
- If It IS Broken, Fix It: Developing a Low-Carbon Energy Roadmap for Haiti