A big believer that there are lots of ways of getting things done. We’re launching Clearloop to do just that—leveraging the private sector to accelerate the greening of the U.S. grid, starting with the communities getting left behind. As Governor, Phil Bredesen helped establish Tennessee’s largest conservation effort since the dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, saving 127,000 acres in the Cumberland Plateau. As mayor of Nashville, Bredesen founded the Land Trust for Tennessee, which has protected more than 126,000 acres to date. As a businessman, Bredesen founded Silicon Ranch, one of the largest Independent Power Producers in the country.