Ashok Gupta "is NRDC’s Air and Energy Program Director. He leads NRDC’s advocacy in the Northeast on climate change, electric utility restructuring, energy efficiency, renewables, sustainable building design and reducing petroleum dependence.
"Prior to joining NRDC in 1991, Ashok worked with New York City's Department of Telecommunications and Energy. He has a bachelor's degree in physics and math from Georgetown University and a master's degree in economics from American University.
"Mr. Gupta also serves on the Boards of Directors of: Hudson River Foundation, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies, U.S. Green Building Council - New York; Clean Air-Cool Planet, Citizen's Union Foundation, and, Earth Pledge.
"He received Environmental Advocates’ 2001 Advocate Award for leadership in support of clean air and energy and in 2003 the Environmental Professional of the Year from the Association of Energy Engineers.
"The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, non-profit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has more than 550,000 members nationwide, served from offices in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco. More information is available through NRDC’s Web site at www.nrdc.org." 
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