White House Highlights Eric Ingersoll as a “Champion of Change” for His Efforts to Advance Innovations in Renewable Energy
Washington, DC, Apr 19, 2012 -- On Thursday, April 19th, Eric Ingersoll will be one of nine individuals honored at the White House as Champions of Change for advancing new ideas that are leading the way to a clean energy future and an economy that’s built to last.
“Supporting homegrown sources of renewable energy is a key part of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to create jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and strengthen national security,” said Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. “The leaders we’ve selected as Champions of Change are helping to grow our economy, reduce pollution in our communities, and position America as a world leader in clean energy.”
The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities.
To watch this event, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions .
Eric Ingersoll is the CEO and Founder of General Compression, and one of the inventors of its core technology. General Compression is developing utility-scale, compressed air energy storage technology. The company, which has partnerships with several major energy companies, is building projects that will transform intermittent windfarms into firm baseload generators. Ingersoll also is on the board of the Clean Air Task Force, a global non-profit focused on solutions to climate change.