Goldwater, Siddique Lead New Green Energy Consortium
U.S. congressman, U.S. ambassador and industry veterans announced on
Jan. 17 the launch of a non-profit organization to promote green energy
and sustainability," said Zacharie Mondel, the group's chief operating
Called the Global Green Energy Consortium (GGEC),
the group is headlined by former U.S. Rep. Barry Goldwater Jr., and
former U.S. Ambassador Osman Siddique, along with representatives from
the hospitality and green energy sectors.
GGEC is a non-profit organization registered in the state of
Delaware. Its mission is to provide businesses and communities with the
education and tools to effectively and efficiently implement
sustainable and green energy initiatives. A primary objective is to
align the offerings of the energy market segment with the needs of the
business world to effectively reduce energy usage and promote renewable
"As a global forum, GGEC's mission is to dramatically and
continuously improve the ability of business, building owners,
management and industry to save both kinds of green," said Mondel. "We
believe that environmentally friendly business is profitable business."
“Our goal is to complement current environmental efforts and
initiatives being pursued by USGBC's LEED, EPA's Green Partnership and
the Energy Star program,” said Ron Kendig, GGEC chief communication
officer. "We intend to help public utilities, oil and gas companies
raise awareness of their commitment to Sustainability and Green
Energy,” said Bob Scammell, vice president of business development.
Barry Goldwater Jr.,
executive vice president of government relations, will form a team to
interface with existing agencies and regulators, including the U.S.
EPA, Department of Energy and the Pentagon, to reduce U.S. reliance on
foreign energy while focusing on sustainable sources. "We can’t jump
from one dead-end solution to the next," said Goldwater. "We have to
find a mixture of future fuels that can be managed and made to work for
us, not the other way around."
executive vice president of international business development, "will
bring his entrepreneurial and diplomatic skills to create green
opportunities worldwide," said Kim Karch, GGEC's chief marketing
officer. Ambassador Siddique served as Ambassador to the Republic of
Fiji, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga and to Tuvalu from
"Promoting international collaboration and helping former Vice
President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore establish global environmental
standards and protocols is one of the primary goals of GGEC," stated