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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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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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  • NRG Energy President and CEO David Crane at the eVgo N. Texas ...

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  • How to book David Crane?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Crane for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form 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 pricing information and check availability for David Crane or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Crane?

    Booking fees for David Crane, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Crane, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Crane?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Crane for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form 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 talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Crane or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Crane or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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 $20,000 - $30,000. 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 Pat Wood, Robert Bryce, John D. Hofmeister, Amy Myers Jaffe and Bill Richardson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Crane for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • NRG Energy President and CEO David Crane at the eVgo N. Texas ...

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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.

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