Suzanne Russo

Suzanne Russo

Suzanne Russo is CEO at Pecan Street Inc. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Pecan Street conducts groundbreaking data research, product testing and policy analysis that accelerate the development and deployment of innovative climate and conservation solutions.

What’s Holding Back the Energy Future We’ve Been Promised?

Over the last 10 years of conducting research on electricity use and advanced technologies like electric vehicles and solar systems, my colleagues at Pecan Street have found there are four key technology roadblocks that are holding back innovation and adoption of cleantech products, services and systems.

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We Don’t Have Time to Solve Problems One-at-a-Time. And We Don’t Have To.

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – We can’t solve all of our problems independently – we don’t have time. And science tells us we don’t have to. So Pecan Street is adopting a Wicked Solutions approach to all our work. We will apply our unique capabilities to identify and prioritize the wicked problems that sit at the nexus of climate change mitigation and adaptation and focus our effort toward developing wicked solutions.

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New Pecan Street Annual Report

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – Our special edition annual report shares highlights from our first 10 years and recaps activities from the past fiscal year (FY 2018-19). The Pecan Street team had a lot of fun thinking back on everything we’ve accomplished so far — I hope you enjoy reading about these projects as much as we enjoyed working on them. 

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White Paper: Exploiting the Energy-Water Nexus to Reduce Emissions and Conserve Water

By Suzanne Russo, CEO, Pecan Street – Our new white paper uses Pecan Street’s unique datasets of home energy and water use data to estimate the climate emissions potential of residential electricity and water conservation and identify the household energy uses with the highest water intensity and the water uses with the highest energy intensity.

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