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Scott Sklar, leading national renewable energy expert, joins NSI

Washington, D.C. — November 19, 2009 — National Strategies, LLC (NSI), a nationally recognized business-to-government strategic consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce Scott Sklar has joined its team of strategic thought leaders.

Scott SkylarMr. Sklar serves on the Boards of Directors of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Renewable Energy Policy Project, co-chairs the Policy Committee of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, and serves as Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Energy Coalition.

A nationally-known expert and frequent speaker on clean energy policy, technology and applications, Mr. Sklar will serve as a strategic advisor to NSI’s Energy and Environment clients. Mr. Sklar has assisted a wide-range of national corporations and government clients on dynamic, diverse projects that include interconnection equipment, fuel cells, photovoltaics, waste heating engines, modular biomass and concentrated solar power.

“Scott brings a unique perspective and expertise when it comes to renewable energy,” said Al Gordon Chief Executive Officer of NSI. “He has the ability to develop innovative solutions, blending several government programs and funding options to assist clients at all levels of government. Our clients at the federal, state and local levels will benefit from his experience and expertise.”

Mr. Sklar joins a distinguished team of senior experts, who share their considerable experience with NSI’s Energy and Environment Practice, led by Kevin Matthews, former senior advisor to President Obama's Energy Czar, Carol Browner. The Practice includes former state and local government leaders, such as Terry Tamminen, former advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Governor Parris Glendening, president for the Smart Growth Leadership Institute.

The NSI Energy and Environment Practice creates strategic opportunities and assists businesses and non-profits in navigating the complexities of the federal, state and local government. The group has vast experience in both public and private energy and environmental issues, including those that effect energy efficiency, water conservation, air quality and waste reduction. NSI’s Energy and Environment Practice collaborates with businesses to leverage the opportunities that emerge from public policy and regulatory changes at the state and local levels and helps clients successfully navigate the complexities of procurement, legislative and public affairs issues in the market.

Mr. Sklar served for nine years as Energy and Military Aide to Senator Jacob K. Javits (NY), and for three years was Washington Director and R&D Director of the National Center for Appropriate Technology. For 15 years, he simultaneously served as the Executive Director of two industry groups, the Solar Energy Industries Association and the National Biomass Industries Association. For the past Mr. Sklar is also a noted author, whose book, “A Consumer Guide to Solar Energy,” was just re-released for its third printing, and his coauthored book, “The Forbidden Fuel: A Political History of Biofuels,” was published in 1985 and is scheduled to be republished in 2009.

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