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Miranda Ballentine

Chief Executive Officer

Miranda Ballentine has devoted her career to accelerating the role of advanced energy in national security, economic prosperity, and solving climate change.

In September, 2018, Miranda became the founding CEO of Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA), an alliance of large clean energy buyers, developers, and service providers who, together with NGO partners, are unlocking the marketplace for all non-residential energy buyers to lead a rapid transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future. This new membership-based organization is building a resilient, zero-carbon energy system where every organization has a viable, expedient, and cost-effective pathway to renewable energy.

Miranda joins CEBA after serving as CEO of Constant Power, Inc., a Toronto-based developer, integrator, and operator of distributed energy resources. Prior to CPI, Miranda was Managing Director of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center, a member-based platform that accelerates corporate purchasing of renewable energy. BRC members were involved in 100% of corporate renewables large-scale deals in 2018.

From 2014-2017, Miranda served President Obama as the 4th Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, & Energy, where she was responsible for a $9 billion annual energy budget in addition to environmental programs for 9 million acres of land, 200 miles of coastline, 600,000 acres of forestland, and 270,000 acres of wetlands. She launched the Resilient Energy Demonstration Initiative (REDI), which developed smart, cyber-secure microgrids, including a “Future Forward Operating Base.”

Previously, Miranda was Director of Sustainability for Global Renewable Energy at Walmart Stores, Inc, where she led a team in fifteen countries to develop strategies toward Walmart’s goal to be supplied by 100% renewable energy. These programs identified $1+ billion in potential annual energy savings and 9 million metric tons of avoided greenhouse gas potential.

In 2013, Miranda was selected to join the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. She has a BS degree from Colorado State University and an MBA from George Washington University. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, daughter, and step-daughter.

LISTEN

Ep. 4: American Business Puts Its Buying Power Behind Affordable Clean Energy
June 24, 2021 • Energy Solutions by Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA)

Season 1 Episode 8: Clean Energy Buyers Association CEO Miranda Ballentine
June 15, 2021 • Renewable Energy SmartPod

What’s Driving Corporate America’s Big Bets on Clean Energy?
March 9, 2021 • Energy Policy Now

Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have
January 10, 2021 • Climate One

An ‘Intrapreneur’ Driving the Corporate Clean Energy Revolution
December 23, 2019 • Illuminators

Episode 52: Miranda Ballentine
July 23, 2019 • Experts Only by Clean Capital

WATCH

Path to Decarbonization: The Role of Standards in Maximizing Impact
September 23, 2021 • Google Climate Week

Towards a Clean Energy Revolution – Innovating Policy, Partnerships & Investment Models
September 22, 2021 • World Climate Forum North America Climate Week

Achieving Carbon-Free Electricity 
August 3, 2021 • Atlantic Council: Veterans Advanced Energy Week

Utilities and Large Energy buyers: Partners in Clean Energy
July 21, 2021 • Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) TV

Part 5 – Energy Innovation
March 11, 2021 • GW Sustainability Summit 2021

Panel: Commercialization Partners Perspective – What Makes A Clean Energy Company Attractive
December 16, 2020 • New Energy Nexus

Acceptance speech
October 20, 2020 • WCEE Woman of the Year

Transforming the energy marketplace for C&I Customers
October 9, 2020 • Clean Grid Alliance

A Discussion on Carbon-Free Energy with Ken Kimmell, Miranda Ballentine, and Rich Powell
July 9, 2020 • Nuclear Energy Institute

CEBA Connect: Virtual Member Summit – State of the Market
May 6, 2020 • CEBA Connect 2020

The New Climate for Business 
November 21, 2019 • BSR Conference Plenary Address 

GreenBiz VERGE 17
October 16, 2017

READ

Build Back Better Clean Energy Provisions
September 17, 2021 • Statement from CEBA CEO Miranda Ballentine

Federal Clean Energy Statement
July 28, 2021 • Statement from CEBA CEO Miranda Ballentine

In Support of Former FERC Commissioner Letter on Organized Markets
June 3, 2021 • Statement from CEBA CEO Miranda Ballentine

To ‘Build Back Better,’ We Need to Modernize Electricity Markets to Spur Cleaner Energy
May 18, 2021 • Morning Consult

What can the military teach us about keeping the lights on?
April 6, 2021 • World Economic Forum

CEBA’s Commitment to Diversity and Equity Part II
March 23, 2021 • A Statement from CEBA’s CEO, Miranda Ballentine

Competition can unlock the US clean energy economy
December 29, 2020 • GreenBiz

Urge Congress to Rebuild with Renewables
July 21, 2020 • A Statement from CEBA CEO Miranda Ballentine

CEBA’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion Part I
June 4, 2020 • A Statement from CEBA CEO Miranda Ballentine