Chijioke Onyekwelu

Chijioke Onyekwelu
Yale School of Management, MBA, 2018

Chijioke is currently pursuing an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He is interested in clean-energy-technology innovations and the financing markets and legislation that enable the growth of the budding industry. Prior to business school, he worked stints as a management consultant with Execution Edge Ltd and PricewaterhouseCoopers helping distressed energy companies and their lenders evaluate their options and make value maximizing decisions. His career over the last eight years has included providing Assurance Services, Financial Reporting and Business Recovery services to clients in the Energy and Extractive industries. At Yale SOM, Chijioke has participated in a couple of energy-finance case competitions and writes for the Clean Energy Finance Forum. Chijioke is originally from Nigeria and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

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Blockchain May Bring Transparency to Renewable Energy

In 2017, a number of companies have been working to use blockchain technology to enable alternative markets for energy trading and models for renewable energy financing. The more prominent ones include Suncontract, PowerLedger and Wepower. This may result in increased transparency for energy transactions.

Will a National Green Bank Act Win Support?

A number of senators and representatives led by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) have cosponsored The Green Bank Act of 2017 (PDF) (S. 1406. H.R. 2995). The act is expected to support the establishment of a national green bank capitalized with $10 billion in treasury-issued green bonds. This is the third time legislators have proposed it.