S. Padmanaban is an enthusiast, advocate, writer, designer and planner devoted to sustainable development and energy conservation. At various periods of his career, he has been with the World Bank, USAID and agencies of the Govt. of India. He is author of numerous publications and articles has taught at the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Energy & Env. Resources program, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC . He currently splits his time between Bangalore (India) and Pittsburgh (USA) and engages in public services avidly devoted to the cause of energy and water resource management and conservation. As a senior advisor to USAID-India, he played a key role in creating AEEE as the voice of the energy efficiency community and subsequently served on AEEE Executive Council.