ROBERT J. YOUNGBERG
Robert Youngberg has a lifetime of experience and expertise in supporting development efforts locally and internationally in the areas of Social, Energy and Environmental Sustainability.
Robert has extensive experience in professional consulting in the renewable energy, environmental and information technology industries serving national and international clients for over 30 years.
Robert founded and served for 8 years as Director of the Renewable Energy Research and Policy Office at the University of Nebraska. Robert’s executive and management positions include HWS Environmental Engineering, Oracle Consulting, Sun Microsystems Professional Services, Cendant Corporation, and Information Handling Services (IHS) / Cambridge Energy Research Associates – (CERA), and sustainability consulting for the University of Denver Research Institute.
Among numerous other activities, Robert has been on the International Program Committee of the World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF 2012), Chair of the Colorado Organizing Committee for the World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF 2012), on the Advisory Board for HealthKind Foundation, the Founder of Colorado Alliance for Renewable Energy, the International Steering Committee for the Alliance for Renewable Energy, a Founding member of Solar Thermal Alliance of Colorado, Advisor for the City of Fort Collins, CO Feed-in Tariff Solar Incentive Program, and President of the Board of Directors for the Trailblazer Foundation in Jackson Hole. Robert also served on the State of Colorado Governor Bill Ritter's Business and Industry Sector of the Colorado Climate Action Committee.
Robert was born and raised in Nebraska, has an amazing son and daughter-in-law, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and graduate work in Architecture and Decision Sciences at the University of Nebraska. Robert served 28 years as a Cryptology Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves, has been an avid snowboarder for over 25 years, lived in Spain for two years and is a world adventure traveler.
Adventure trips include climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with his son for the 2000 Millennium, a wooden dug-out canoe trip up the Orinoco River to Angel Falls in the Venezuelan rain forest, and he recently discovered an abandoned 800 year-old Khmer temple in the jungles of Cambodia. Robert regrets turning down an offer to winter over in Antarctica and climb Krakatau volcano but he's not done yet.