Jose Etcheverry is Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the SEI in the Faculty of Environmental Studies of York University. After obtaining his PhD at the University of Toronto, where he specialized on hybrid renewable energy systems, he became focused on developing the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI www.yorku.ca/sei) of York University. The SEI is a research and training organization that includes York University, the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority and leading international organizations. Dr. Etcheverry’s current research is centred on climate change mitigation and renewable energy policies with a focus on practical policy solutions, collaborative approaches and effective communication strategies. Dr. Etcheverry is a founding member of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s Learning Partnership (www.irelp.org) and the RETScreen International Training Institute (http://www.retscreen.net/ang/training_institute.php). He is a member of the Committee of Chairpersons of the World Council for Renewable Energy (www.wcre.de), a member of the experts network of Go 100% Renewable Energy (http://go100re.net/experts/) and member of the Innovation Network of the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (http://jref.or.jp/en/innovation_nw/).