Click here for a transcript of Edwin Pinero's introductory video.
Hi, my name is Ed Pinero, and I will be the instructor for EGEE 401, Energy in Changing World. I am new to the Penn State World Campus family, and I look forward to working with all of you.
I live in Lancaster County here in Pennsylvania, although am originally from New York City, with stints in various other states. I am a geologist and earth scientist by Education, but my background is in a wide variety of topics in the areas of sustainability and environmental science. This ranges from my early days as an oil and gas exploration and production geologist, to various times as a consultant to the private and public sector on many aspects of sustainability and environment.
In the realm of energy- I have had many diverse roles dealing with energy best practices, the business case for energy management, and policy development. I was the State Energy Director for Pennsylvania, as well as being the Federal Sustainability Officer, which included overseeing various energy-related activities throughout all Federal agencies and facilities.
From other personal interests’ perspective, I am very interested in astronomy, and since 2001, I have served as a NASA Solar System Ambassador, helping promote awareness and understanding of NASA's planetary exploration program.
I am to offer you two truths and a lie and see if you could pick out the lie. So here we go! First, as part of the various roles in my career, I do a lot of international travel. I was at a standards development meeting in Australia some years ago and the event dinner main entree was kangaroo! Second, I am an avid Star Wars and Star Trek, and can recite much dialogue from the movies. And thirdly, part of my job as State Energy Director was to help set pricing for various fuels sold in the state.