EIN is a small group with a big mission. Our board consists of some of the most influential people in the clean energy field. And our staff works hard every day to bring our mission to fruition.



Daniel Emmett, President

Chief Executive Officer, Next Energy Technologies, Inc. 

Former Executive Director, Energy Independence Now

Paul B. Scott, Ph.D., Treasurer

Vice President, Advanced Technologies, TransPower

Terry Tamminen

CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

President & Founder, Seventh Generation Advisors

Former CalEPA Secretary

Steve Fleischli

Senior Attorney, NRDC


Tom Cackette

Retired Chief Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board


Remy Garderet

Former Policy Director, EIN

Our Team

Brian Goldstein – Executive Director


Brian Goldstein leads EIN in its mission to support a transition to a clean transportation system. With a background in finance, Brian has professional experience in the alternative fuels, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation technologies, and financial services sectors. He has served as CFO of a motorcycle design and manufacturing firm as well as CFO of a hydrogen transportation technology company, where he focused on both public and private financing initiatives, infrastructure acquisitions, automotive technology development, and fleet adoption of hydrogen technology.

Brian has worked to develop alternative fuel distribution networks in California and Colorado. He has also served as a technical and financial consultant to the US Department of Energy and he continues to serve as a judge for the Clean Tech Open business plan competition as well as the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

Mr. Goldstein graduated with a B.S. in International Business from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, and earned his MBA with focus on Finance and International Business at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business Management, where he received a Merit Scholarship. Mr. Goldstein is an Eagle Scout.

Justo Robles – Deputy Director


Liisa Kaufman – Communications & Operations Associate