ABOUT DIANE

Statement of Qualifications:

 

Diane Cherry provides services in business development, public  policy, regulatory analysis, communications, and facilitation in the environmental/energy fields. She has extensive experience in policy and communications on environmental issues, energy markets, clean energy technology, and renewable energy finance throughout the United States. She is an adept strategic advisor for industry and others around decarbonization and new business models arising from clean energy policy.

 

Areas of Expertise:
 

  • Energy Markets

    • Performing market analysis for clean energy deployment

    • Implementing carbon neutrality goals (business/local government)

  • Energy Technologies

    • Collaborating with various stakeholders to develop avenues for clean energy deployment (i.e., energy storage, electric vehicles)

  • Energy Finance

    • Developing analyses of energy markets and opportunities for energy developer entry and growth

  • Clean energy policy and regulations

    • Navigating and understanding the clean energy ecosystem (federal/regional/state/local) including new business models for decarbonization
       

Current and Past Projects Include:

  • Work with North Carolina military bases on energy resilience and fleet electrification

  • Work with an environmental organization on NC Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80; implications of HB 951

  • Work with an energy storage developer analyzing business opportunities in the Southeast market

  • Communication for a trade association on energy related matters

  • Facilitation of important and difficult conversations among diverse stakeholders

Read more about Diane's undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and background here.

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DIANE CHERRY

Whether your business is thinking about setting goals, needs help finding the best way to meet your goal, is ready to host or plan a  convening, Diane Cherry Consulting can provide custom support along the way. 

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Diane Cherry Consulting is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) through the U.S. Small Business Association

"When my organization, the N.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance (NCCEBA) merged with South Carolina's organization to become the Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association, Diane helped me develop a new website to meet our expanded needs. She provided all the content, engaged with a web developer, and helped me frame and efficiently present my organization's work for the external facing public. I was very pleased with how her work helped get us to where we are today."

CHRIS CARMODY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CAROLINAS CLEAN ENERGY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

TESTIMONIALS

"I worked with Diane at both the Institute for Emerging Issues and at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. I enjoyed working with Diane on many projects at both organizations and was always impressed by her skills with facilitating important and sometimes difficult discussions among diverse groups of stakeholders. Diane is able to recognize critical opportunities and barriers to deploying clean energy and improving the environment. After helping identify the issues, she effectively managed a team of communications professionals to get key stakeholders to understand why those issues were so important."

DANIEL BROOKSHIRE

REGULATORY AND POLICY MANAGER, NORTH CAROLINA SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION 

"Diane has tremendous energy and expertise in the energy field. She has been very effective in working with many different stakeholders toward a robust sustainable energy policy goal. I like working with Diane because she communicates well and is very pragmatic. She also inspires others to become more engaged and knowledgeable about what it will take for us to achieve a sustainable energy future."

NANETTE LOCKWOOD

GLOBAL DIRECTOR, POLICY AND ADVOCACY - INGERSOLL RAND