Chip Comins is a renewable energy and clean technology expert who serves as Chairman and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) and is the Founder of AREDAY. He is the President and CEO of American Spirit Productions and Managing Director of WEnergy. Comins focuses on and connects climate solutions in a Climate Constellation of implementation, acceleration, and replication locally, nationally, and globally. In 2009 he produced 13 official side events at the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and presented at COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico in 2011; COP21 in Paris, France in 2015 & COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco in 2016.
Comins has produced and directed both long and short-form documentary films for educational and broadcast television markets, including PBS, Link TV, BET, and Discovery Network, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and DOE Wind Powering America, A long-time advocate of developing and implementing renewable energy resources to abate green house gases and climate change, Comins encourages a business approach to solving both the economic and environmental crisis. Comins completed the 16th Annual AREDAY 2019 Summit in Aspen/Snowmass CO featuring over 175 globally renowned thought leaders in clean energy and sustainable solutions. In 2020 he hosted the AREDAY “Democracy and the Vote” virtual series and continues to advocate for rapid climate solutions within the new Biden/Harris Administration.