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David Crane

Strategic Advisor Executive at Pegasus Capital Advisors; Former President & CEO of NRG Energy, Inc.; Climate Advocate

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David Crane Biography

David Crane is an investor and strategic advisor to select startups, incumbent companies, and institutional investors engaged in and around the clean energy sector. A climate advocate himself, Crane is uniquely positioned within the industry, having spent his career in the fossil fuel industry, trying to make it cleaner and greener from the inside.

Previously, Crane was CEO of NRG Energy, which he joined in 2003 when it was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He grew it over his 12-year tenure to be a Fortune 200 company, engaged in conventional power generation and, after the acquisition of Reliant in 2009, in competitive retail electricity services. Crane led NRG to the forefront of next-generation clean energy development as one of the nation’s largest utility-scale renewables company (NRG Renew), a top-four home solar business (NRG Home Solar), the owner of the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture project (Petra Nova), and the nation’s most extensive level 3 electric vehicle charging network (EVGO).

Crane is a leading voice on climate change and the energy sector’s role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions having written extensively and spoken widely on the topic, recently as editor-at-large for greenbiz.com. He was an active member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership from 2008 to 2011 and today is a B Team leader, where he co-heads with Mary Robinson, the Net Zero Initiative, and member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a Board member of VoteSolar, an advocacy organization in the United States dedicated to the promotion and protection of solar power at the state level. Crane previously was a proud member of the Board of Directors of Dean Kamen’s FIRST robotics competition and of ACWA, the leading private energy and water infrastructure company in the Middle East.

Crane was named Energy Industry “CEO of the Year” by EnergyBiz in 2010, top CEO in the electric utility sector by Institutional Investor in 2011 and “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2010. Crane was also awarded the Corporate Environmental Leadership award by GlobalGreen in 2014 and the Equinox Solar Champion Award and The C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Sustainability Business Leadership in 2015.

Crane graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts and from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor.

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like David Crane for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for David Crane, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for David Crane or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for David Crane

    Speaking fees for David Crane, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book David Crane are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and $30,000 - $50,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire David Crane, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does David Crane speak about?

  • Where does David Crane travel from?

    David Crane generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is David Crane’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like David Crane for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Crane for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host David Crane or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Strategic Advisor Executive at Pegasus Capital Advisors; Former President & CEO of NRG Energy, Inc.; Climate Advocate

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David Crane Biography

David Crane is an investor and strategic advisor to select startups, incumbent companies, and institutional investors engaged in and around the clean energy sector. A climate advocate himself, Crane is uniquely positioned within the industry, having spent his career in the fossil fuel industry, trying to make it cleaner and greener from the inside.

Previously, Crane was CEO of NRG Energy, which he joined in 2003 when it was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He grew it over his 12-year tenure to be a Fortune 200 company, engaged in conventional power generation and, after the acquisition of Reliant in 2009, in competitive retail electricity services. Crane led NRG to the forefront of next-generation clean energy development as one of the nation’s largest utility-scale renewables company (NRG Renew), a top-four home solar business (NRG Home Solar), the owner of the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture project (Petra Nova), and the nation’s most extensive level 3 electric vehicle charging network (EVGO).

Crane is a leading voice on climate change and the energy sector’s role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions having written extensively and spoken widely on the topic, recently as editor-at-large for greenbiz.com. He was an active member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership from 2008 to 2011 and today is a B Team leader, where he co-heads with Mary Robinson, the Net Zero Initiative, and member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a Board member of VoteSolar, an advocacy organization in the United States dedicated to the promotion and protection of solar power at the state level. Crane previously was a proud member of the Board of Directors of Dean Kamen’s FIRST robotics competition and of ACWA, the leading private energy and water infrastructure company in the Middle East.

Crane was named Energy Industry “CEO of the Year” by EnergyBiz in 2010, top CEO in the electric utility sector by Institutional Investor in 2011 and “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young in 2010. Crane was also awarded the Corporate Environmental Leadership award by GlobalGreen in 2014 and the Equinox Solar Champion Award and The C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Sustainability Business Leadership in 2015.

Crane graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts and from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor.

David Crane Videos

  • SIEPR Virtual Associates Meeting with David Crane - YouTube
    About the Speaker: David Crane is a lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University and president of Govern for California. From 2004-2010 he ...
  • CE 7. The Canadian Oil & Gas Industry - David Yager
    Watch More Episodes: https://www.crownsmen.com/energyDavid Yager is President and CEO Winterhawk Well Abandonment and author of “From ...

FAQs on booking David Crane

  • How do I book David Crane to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like David Crane for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for David Crane, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for David Crane or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for David Crane

    Speaking fees for David Crane, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book David Crane are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and $30,000 - $50,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire David Crane, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does David Crane speak about?

  • Where does David Crane travel from?

    David Crane generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is David Crane’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like David Crane for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Crane for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host David Crane or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

David Crane is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Crane for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. David Crane generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sarah O. Ladislaw, Amy Myers Jaffe, John Holdren, Pat Wood and Dr. Jonathan Foley. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Crane for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David Crane Speaker Videos

  • SIEPR Virtual Associates Meeting with David Crane - YouTube
    About the Speaker: David Crane is a lecturer in Public Policy at Stanford University and president of Govern for California. From 2004-2010 he ...
    CE 7. The Canadian Oil & Gas Industry - David Yager
    Watch More Episodes: https://www.crownsmen.com/energyDavid Yager is President and CEO Winterhawk Well Abandonment and author of “From ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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