Scudder joined VEIC in 2007 as a Managing Consultant and Senior Member of VEIC’s Consulting Division. He has more than 25 years of experience in the development and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy policy and regulation. Scudder is regarded by many as the “father” of Efficiency Vermont (the first statewide efficiency utility in the nation), having developed the concept while serving for 13 years as Director of the Energy Efficiency Division of the Vermont Department of Public Service. He has led multiple consulting projects that resulted in development of the infrastructure necessary to achieve aggressive efficiency savings and renewable energy generation targets.
Scudder is widely known for his vision and strategic planning capabilities and for: identifying and testifying on the role energy efficiency can play in reducing the need for new power plants and supply side investments; developing plans for structuring and launching new or improved energy efficiency delivery mechanisms; and leading negotiations between utilities and other stakeholders on energy efficiency goals, budgets, program designs, and integration of efficiency and renewable energy efforts.
Scudder is a founding Board member of the Biomass Energy Resource Center, a national non-profit technical assistance center whose mission is to achieve a healthier environment, strengthen local economies, and increase energy security through the development of sustainable biomass energy systems at the community level. He is a former Vermont State Senator and Gubernatorial candidate.
Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, cum laude, New York, NY, 1968
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Williams College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Williamstown, MA, 1965