Miranda Ballentine

CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Miranda Ballentine has devoted her career to accelerating the role of advanced energy in national security, economic prosperity, and solving climate change. In September 2018, Ballentine became the founding CEO of Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), an alliance of large clean energy buyers, developers, and service providers who, together with NGO partners, are unlocking the marketplace for all non-residential energy buyers to lead a rapid transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future. This new membership-based organization is building a resilient, zero-carbon energy system where every organization has a viable, expedient, and cost-effective pathway to renewable energy.

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 100% of corporate renewables large-scale deals in 2018.

From 2014-2017, Miranda served President Obama as the 4th assistant secretary of the Air Force for 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.”

She has a BS degree from Colorado State University and an MBA from George Washington University. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, daughter, and step-daughter.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have

Everyday choices – like which shirt to buy or where to binge-watch shows – may impact the planet more than you think. But how far can individual choices take us, and when is it up to companies and producers to take the lead?

“You can drive yourself crazy trying to make the most ethical choice,” says former New York Times science reporter Tatiana Schlossberg. “It's almost impossible to make an impact free choice in our current system.”