Denise Rushing

Clean Energy Champion in Northern California

Denise Rushing

Clean Energy Champion in Northern California

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Writer, Community Leader, Clean Energy Pioneer

Best-selling author on the topics of cultural innovation, living a new story, and ecological regeneration.

Passionate about human-scale solutions to global challenges.


Pioneered clean energy technology for over four decades.

Led and advised some of the world's most innovative energy technology companies disrupting a $6 trillion industry and accelerating market adoption of clean technology.

Launched award-winning energy efficiency initiatives adopted by utilities around the world.

Served two terms on the Lake County Board of Supervisors, championing ecological and community revitalization including two of the largest public solar energy installations in the western United States.

Served as Managing Director--CA for New Energy Nexus, a global non-profit organization supporting diverse clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks and whose mission is to accelerate a just and equitable clean energy future.

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  • Work
    • New Energy Nexus
  • Education
    • Stanford University
    • Holy Names University
    • Registered Mechanical Engineer
    • Certified Ecological Designer