Karl R. Rábago operates Rábago Energy LLC, an energy consultancy based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Rábago recently led the Pace Energy and Climate Center at the Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains, New York, where he also taught energy law. He has 30 years of experience in energy and climate policy and markets and is recognized as an innovator in utility regulatory issues relating to clean and distributed energy services and technologies. Mr. Rábago is a frequent author on electricity industry issues and has provided testimony as an expert witness in more than 100 electric and gas utility regulatory proceedings. He serves as Chair of the Board of the Center for Resource Solutions, a San Francisco based non-governmental organization that manages the Green-e Certification program for green power products, and on the Board of Solar United Neighbors. He has been a Commissioner on the Texas Public Utility Commission; a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Energy; Vice President of Distributed Energy Services at Austin Energy; Director of Regulatory Affairs for the AES Corporation and AES Wind; Managing Director & Principal of the Rocky Mountain Institute; and Energy Program Manager for the Environmental Defense Fund. He earned a J.D. from the University of Texas, and holds Master of Law degrees in environmental law and military law from Pace Law School and the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School.