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- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
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Vice President of Natural Gas Economy Operations, EnCana Corp., USA
As Vice-President, Natural Gas Economy Operations at Encana, David works externally and internally to increase the use of natural gas in the power generation and transportation sector through advocacy, strategic partnerships and building infrastructure to enable market development and acceptance. He is also the Natural Gas Vehicle Drive Project champion. He joined Encana in November 2002 and has more than 25 years of diversified experience in the oil and natural gas industry.
Prior to joining Encana, David was President of TICORA Geosciences, a company specializing in unconventional natural gas resources with core retrieval, core analysis and consulting services. David worked at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) in Chicago for 11 years in various management positions before joining TICORA. At GTI, he worked in Gas Shale, Coalbed Methane and Tight Gas Sands program areas. David specialized in natural gas resource characterization, technology development and technology commercialization in these program areas. He also conceptualized and was managing editor for GasTIPS, a GTI technology-based publication with circulation to more than 7,000 industry professionals.
He has a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Marietta College and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. David and his wife have four children and reside in Denver.