Michael Schwartz

CEO, New Wave Energy Capital Partners
Michael Schwartz is presently Chief Executive Officer of New Wave Energy Capital Partners; a firm that focuses on making investments in large scale electric generation and providing strategic advisory services to both strategic and financial investors. Until recently he served as Senior Vice President- Policy, Strategy and Strategic Initiatives at Duke Energy Corp. He had a key role in creating Duke's renewable energy business as well as a Duke carbon business which included investments in high quality carbon offsets as well as carbon capture and storage. In came to Duke in 2006 after over two decades of experience across the US energy industry including oil/gas, coal utilities and alternative energy. Mike earned his MA and PhD from Princeton University in Chemical Engineering. He also holds BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU.