Miranda Ballentine is the founding CEO of Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), a unique partnership between corporate buyers and renewables companies as well as four NGOs (World Wildlife Fund, World Resources Institute, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Business for Social Responsibility). This new membership-based organization promotes the corporate procurement of renewable energy to help scale corporate renewable energy procurement from dozens to thousands of companies, leading the transition to a zero-carbon energy future.
Miranda joins REBA after serving as CEO of Constant Power, Inc., a Toronto-based developer, integrator, and operator of distributed energy resources. Prior to CPI, Miranda was Managing Director of Rocky Mountain Institute's Business Renewables Center, a member-based platform that accelerates corporate purchasing of renewable energy. BRC members were involved in 95% of corporate renewables deals in 2017. RMI is the only think-tank exclusively focused on advanced energy’s role in national security, economic prosperity, and solving climate change—topics to which Miranda has devoted her career.
Miranda formerly served President Obama as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations, Environment, & Energy), where she was responsible for a $9 billion annual energy budget in addition to environmental programs for 9 million acres of land, 200 miles of coastline, 600,000 acres of forestland, and 270,000 acres of wetlands. She launched the Resilient Energy Demonstration Initiative (REDI), which developed smart, cyber-secure microgrids, including a “Future Forward Operating Base.”
Previously, Miranda was Director of Sustainability for Global Renewable Energy at Walmart Stores, Inc, where she led a team in fifteen countries to develop strategies toward Walmart’s goal to be supplied by 100% renewable energy. These programs identified $1+ billion in potential annual energy savings and 9 million metric tons of avoided greenhouse gas potential.