Chasing Renewable Energy Investment, Obstacles, Distortions and Ponzi Schemes

Thursday, September 29, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Ziad K. Abdelnour

Moderator, Chairman & Founder of the Financial Policy Council

Andrew Ertel

CEO of Evolution Markets Inc.

Hari Eppanapally

Managing General Partner Elysium Ventures, LLC

Linda Bullen

Attorney, Bullen Law, LLC

Tim Kaelin

CEO of Impact Analytics

Chasing Renewable Energy Investment, Obstacles, Distortions and Ponzi Schemes

You are cordially invited on behalf of the Financial Policy Council’s Board of Directors, to our next Financial Policy Council power summit featuring a panel discussion about Chasing Renewable Energy Investment, Obstacles, Distortions and Ponzi Schemes. You don’t want to miss this thanks to our Event Sponsors Impact Analytics and Rational Energy.

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TOPIC: Chasing Renewable Energy Investment, Obstacles, Distortions and Ponzi Schemes.

DATE: Thursday September 29, 2022

TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

LOCATION: The Penn Club of New York City, 30 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 at the Tarnopol Room

EVENT SYNOPSIS: The renewable energy market is a beehive of activity, the amount of money available is staggering. The will of the people is there, and yet the adoption rate of renewable energy is nowhere near what it could be compared to the growth of the internet (0 to 2/3 of the Earth in a generation) and its sub-technologies, cryptocurrency, online banking, entertainment services and such.

This panel proposes simply to look at the market to indeed identify the obstacles, distortions and Ponzi Schemes that are preventing a faster moving transition.

Are there an infinite number of innovative companies vying for market dominance? Or is it just a few companies, whose stocks are rising solely because a great many investors want to be seen as “green” and the universe of investable companies is limited?

Do governments really want to satisfy this need? Or are they satisfied to hand the market to bureaucrats to regulate the market into knots?

Are near-monopoly power companies on board with this? Or are they just biding time and protecting themselves? Or are their hands tied by local governments who are afraid that innovation would mean a small price rise? Or are they just frustrated and confused because the forthcoming ideas and proposed products just don’t make sense? All of the above?

The upside potential is a multi-trillion dollar renewable power sector supporting a cleaner and more peaceful world. The downside potential is a whole lot of investment down the proverbial toilet, no improvements to the energy grid, and little impact on CO2 emissions, whose reduction is the original intention of these massive investments. Where are we headed?

SPECIAL NOTE: Mr. Abdelnour will be signing up his latest book Start-Up Saboteurs: How Incompetence, Ego, and Small Thinking Prevent True Wealth Creation”  to be provided to all for FREE.

MODERATOR: Ziad K. Abdelnour is the Founder, President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc. a private “family office” in the business of originating, structuring & acting as equity investor in strategic corporate investments.

Founder & Chairman of the Board of the Financial Policy Council ; a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designed to give its select group of supporters the opportunity to have direct face-to-face dialogue with the nation’s quintessential power brokers and policymakers

Author of the bestselling book “Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics” and of the upcoming book ” Startup Saboteurs: How Incompetence, Ego, and Small Thinking Prevent True Wealth Creation” to be published in Summer 2019.

Mr. Abdelnour has over 30 year experience on Wall Street backing over 125 companies & serial entrepreneurs worth in aggregate over 20 billion dollars in the private equity, high yield bond and distressed debt markets.

He holds a MBA in Finance Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania & BS in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from the American University of Beirut

Today, Mr. Abdelnour continues to be featured in hundreds of media channels and publications every year and is widely seen as one of the top business leaders by millions around the world.

He was just recently been featured as one of the 500 Most Influential CEOs in the World. Richtopia. 24 December 2015.


Linda Bullen is the most sought after attorney in the State of Nevada for utility-scale renewable energy projects, a mover and shaker at the interface between Nevada and California.

Ms. Bullen advises clients on complex environmental matters specializing in hazardous waste, water, air, renewable energy, federal land use, permitting, UEPA and NEPA issues. Her practice has an emphasis on regulatory counseling, permitting, defense of enforcement actions and litigation. She represents developers siting and constructing utility-scale solar, wind, geothermal and transmission projects throughout the Western United States.

Ms. Bullen began environmental law practice with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as Assistant Regional Counsel, Region V, Chicago from 1986-1988 and in the Chicago-based international law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery from 1988-1994. Served as an Assistant Attorney General in Minnesota from 1994-1997, prosecuting environmental crimes and counseling the Departments of Natural Resources and Transportation. Practiced in Nevada with the law firm of Lionel Sawyer & Collins from 2001 to 2014, specializing in environmental and energy matters.

Top-ranked in Chambers USA for Environmental Law, Chambers described Linda as “a superior environmental lawyer.” She has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell directory and holds the distinction of being the first Nevada attorney to be invited to join the American College of Environmental Lawyers. She has also served by invitation from U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on the Blue Ribbon Panel on Clean Energy.


Hari Eppanapally – As Vice President of the Financial Policy Council, and with over 25 years of experience as a financial services IT professional, Mr. Eppanapally has been involved in directing and managing global technology initiatives including strategic planning, architecture, design, development and deployment, including renewable energy projects. He has worked over the years at several Wall Street investment banks like Merrill Lynch, Blackrock, Credit Suisse, Alliance Capital and BNY Mellon and is currently a Managing General Partner of Elysium Ventures, LLC, a differentiated next generation global fund based in Silicon Valley investing in the Metaverse and Deep Tech companies that enable the Metaverse.Mr. Eppanapally is also the Chairman of the board for Quibble Genomics Institute, Inc. (, focused to bring a revolution in consumer genomics, personalized medicine, and population health. Quibble specializes in human genome modeling, analysis and visualization by transforming the biosamples into visually appealing Genomic insights based on Unity3D gaming technology.Chairman of the board for the CIC Group, Inc., a management consulting and advisory firm for mergers and acquisitions. He has a keen interest in investing and promoting education, healthcare and energy sectors.Mr. Eppanapally was the Vice President of Concepts in Computing, Inc., an IT services company providing specialized services to major Wall Street firms and global investment banks.

Mr. Eppanapally is the founding Chairman of the board for Lead India 2020 Foundation, Inc. a social transformation organization promoted by the former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to educate, inspire and transform 640 Million youth of India into responsible citizens to develop the nation.

Mr. Eppanapally was the founding President of VT Seva, (Volunteering Together for Service), a global non-profit organization with over 100,000 volunteers dedicated to providing education to tribal and blind children, cancer screening for rural women and children, and disaster relief during floods/tsunamis and earthquakes.

Mr. Eppanapally received his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, and M.S. in Computer and Information Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey.


Andrew Ertel is CIO at Evolution Environmental Asset Management, LP | Executive Chairman, Evolution Markets, Inc.

Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Evolution Environmental Asset Management, LP (“EEAM”) whose mission is to deliver risk-adjusted returns to investors while facilitating large-scale emissions reductions within a best-in-class ESG framework. The firm’s initial focus being on the global carbon offset markets.

CEO and Founder of Evolution Markets Inc., a market leader in global energy and environmental commodity trading.

CIO of Evolution Environmental Asset Management, LP. Dedicated to playing a key role in the origination of new markets to help contain the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and lay the foundation for sustained expansion in global renewable energy resources. The firm specializes in utilizing market forces to speed the world’s transition to a low carbon economy.

As CEO, Andrew orchestrates the growth of Evolution Markets from a niche introductory brokerage firm based in New York, to a market leader in the global energy and environmental commodities sector with offices in New York, Houston, London, and Singapore. The brokerage platform provides award-winning, client-focused transaction execution services, in addition to a suite of market-adjacent services such as data/analytics, market-based advisory, and structured transaction services.

Co-Founder & Former Member Board of Directors, The Green Exchange Former Principal Natsource.


Timothy J. Kaelin is CEO of Impact Analytics LLC a media and marketing company specializing in high volume, high profit, aggressive marketing programs in the health, finance and political space. The company generates several billion customer touches per year on behalf of its clients.

Mr. Kaelin has written a book The Energy Net – A free enterprise solution to our economy, racial Islam and climate change built by all of America (written under the nom de plume of Joseph A. Gilbertson), which was presented at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses in Berkeley, California.

He also  presented The energy net – A two-phased approach using free enterprise solutions to solve climate change at the  5th World Conference on Climate Change and Global Warming.

Previously, Tim was a founder of DigitalSelect the first commercial DSL company on the East Coast (acquired by Primus Telecom), lead online marketer for the $2 billion manufacturer STIHL Outdoor Equipment and served as CTO of Newsmax Media, tripling its revenue in 2 years through his innovations in marketing operations and growth.

Tim began his career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), running operations and developing technology and analytics, working targets in more than 30 countries in 12 years. He worked against communist insurgencies in El Salvador, Honduras, the Philippines and Nicaragua, narcotics traffickers in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, terrorist targets in Beirut, Iran, Somalia and India, and counterintelligence in Russia, Liberia, and much more.

Mr. Kaelin is conducting original research in his primary field of expertise, mass influence and psychology. He has written books about socialized healthcare and renewable energy and has presented research papers at conferences on a conservative capitalist solution to climate change. He trains in mixed martial arts and plays a mean jazz piano.

Tim holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville and a Master of Arts in International Transactions from George Mason University.


Business Attire Required – Open Bar – Hors  d’oeuvres Served.

Ticket Info:

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 26th, 2022 (space is limited)

Registration fee: $50.  Please register in here

Location:  The Penn Club of New York, 30 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 at the Tarnopol Room