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Geoffrey Berlin

Entrepreneur in the energy and environmental fields

Geoffrey Berlin is a founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Ukraine Power Resources LLC, a US company that is developing wind power projects in Ukraine.

Mr. Berlin is an American entrepreneur who has led business ventures in energy and the environment. He was the founder and chief executive of Retrofit America, Inc., a venture that made homes energy-efficient in the United States.

Mr. Berlin has over two decades of business experience in Ukraine, starting from 1992, where has led the development of projects in the energy, industrial and financial sectors in Ukraine. He was also the founder of the Hertz car rental and leasing franchises for Ukraine.

Mr. Berlin received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, and an AB degree with honors from Dartmouth College in 1984.

Articles by Geoffrey Berlin

A New Era for Ukraine?

After his resounding victory, Ukraine’s new president Volodymyr Zelensky vows to move the country into the 21st century.

April 22, 2019

Can Ukraine Save Itself?

Ukraine’s road to justice and economic inclusion is as complex as the path of the U.S. civil rights movement.

February 25, 2016

The Obama-Republican Standoff on Climate Change

Americans, standing apart from the world, remain bitterly divided on taking action.

December 13, 2015

Eritrea in America: The Stories of Manna and Ahmed

The life of Eritrean political refugees – from Atlanta to Portland.

October 10, 2015

Can the U.S. Kick Its Carbon Habit?

President Obama has set ambitious carbon emission goals for the United States. Can it rise to the challenge?

December 5, 2014

Ukraine’s Energy Future

Ukraine's economic freedom depends more on its energy freedom than on any other single factor.

November 14, 2014

Obama Steps Out Alone on Climate Change

Will America now respond to the 21st century threat of climate change and lead? Or will ambivalence prevail?

July 12, 2013

National Security and Climate Change

Americans are loath to take action on climate change. Will they be more open-minded when the issue is cast national security terms?

May 30, 2013

Can Keystone XL Befriend the Environment?

Could crude production from Alberta's oil sands fund an offset program to reduce carbon emissions by making homes energy efficient?

April 22, 2013

U.S. Energy Efficiency Begins at Home

Even if the U.S. government fails to act on climate change, how can homeowners make a difference?

October 8, 2012

Ukraine: From Orange Revolution to Political Purgatory

With the imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko staining its global reputation, can Ukraine find a way out of its political purgatory?

June 23, 2012

Catching Up to Kyoto: Obama and Cap-and-Trade

How will the Obama Administration move forward to make the United States a global leader on climate change?

January 5, 2009

Dateline Ukraine: Investing in Climate Change

Do the "haves" of the world consider the environmental well-being of the "have nots" to be distinct from their own?

December 13, 2007

Dateline Ukraine: The Yushchenko-Yanukovich-Tymoshenko Tango

Is Ukraine's budding democracy in peril — just two years after the Orange Revolution?

April 18, 2007

Ukraine’s Yushchenko Conundrum

What difficulties does Ukraine's Viktor Yushchenko face in forming a new coalition after the March 2006 elections?

April 12, 2006

A Test for Ukraine’s Democracy

Is Ukraine in danger of seeing its recent democratic gains slip away?

March 9, 2006