Phil Bredesen is a big believer that there are lots of ways of getting things done. As chair of Clearloop, he is leveraging the private sector to accelerate the greening of the U.S. grid, starting with the communities getting left behind. He has a long background in environmental policy and technologies. As Governor of Tennessee, he helped establish that state's largest conservation effort since the dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, saving 127,000 acres in the Cumberland Plateau. As mayor of Nashville, he founded the Land Trust for Tennessee, which has protected more than 126,000 acres to date. As a businessman, he founded Silicon Ranch, one of the largest independent power producers in the United States.