Alan Dechert, Founding President Safe Energy Association
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Alan Dechert is the founder and President of the Safe Energy Association as well as the current President and CEO of the Open Voting Consortium. Alan's background in the solar energy market (currently working for Aztec Solar of Rancho Cordova, CA) and as a software application developer and computer program test engineer for companies like Borland International and Intel Corporation; provide a sound foundation for dealing with issues related to for energy cost savings for smart buildings, and battery storage for alternative energies; and similarly so for voting machine and electoral tabulation software.
Alan developed the 'Dechert Curve' for which he charted the data that resulted in the curve produced by plotting energy consumption as quadrillions of British Thermal Units expended per Energy Return on Investment or 'EROI' per year October 3, 2010 in an article entitled "What's it going to be like on the downside of the curve?" cited by Gregor MacDonald, respected financial analyst in Gregor.us. The article has also appeared in numerous respected publications such as in The Smarter Earth, Business Insider, Seeking Alpha, Buzz Box, Investor Village, and in The Oil Drum.
Dechert also helped craft one of the most widely used open source computer programs to remedy the Y2K problem, which was employed by businesses and governments around the world. Alan works to continue to educate the public regarding how technology can be used to democratize systems within the public interest, pressing for the necessary legislation and public policy to do so. Alan holds a Bachelor's degree from University of California Berkeley.
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