Innovative technology. Sustainable development. Affordable design.
Verdant Vision provides expert advice for low-cost, low-carbon technology development and application.
Managing Director and Founder
Email: andrew (at) verdantvisiongroup.com
Dr Andrew Simpson founded Verdant Vision in 2011 to meet the demand for trusted, expert advice in the planning of renewable electric transport solutions. Andrew has 15 years of direct experience in this area, including work for the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Tesla Motors Inc from 2005-2008. Since 2009 Andrew has worked primarily as a consultant to clients across the Australian electric vehicle sector, and he is in high demand as a guest speaker on renewable transport topics.
Andrew’s expertise is recognised by his invited participation in committees for the Federal Government Alternative Fuels Strategy, the Standards Australia EV Technical Committee, the Victorian EV Trial, the South Australian Low Emission Vehicle Strategy, the Western Australian Strategic Energy Initiative, the AutoCRC EV Reference Group and the Australian EV Alliance. Andrew has also provided invited expert testimony to the California Air Resources Board and the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and is a former member of EV technical committees for the US Department of Transportation and Society of Automotive Engineers, International.
Andrew is also an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, and a Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Principal Consultant and Founder
Email: alina (at) verdantvisiongroup.com
Dr Alina Dini supports consumers and businesses build capacity for the emerging linkages between energy management, mobility, and digital engagement. As an adviser with 15 years’ experience advising a range of organisations on strategic opportunities and consumer challenges in the energy, environment, and transport sectors.
While at Tesla, Alina specifically built tactical partnerships and helped secure a $465 million loan guarantee to build the mass model EVs. As Director of Project Development for Large Programs at Verdia, Alina brokered millions of dollars in energy saving programs for some of Australia’s most established businesses and well-known corporate brands.
With her foundation in policy, Alina also has provided the highest level of strategic advice on electric vehicles to a host of organisations across globally energy technology adoption. A regular speaker on the subject, Alina recently has advised the Australian Electric Vehicle Council, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and among others on Australian EV consumer behaviour.
Alina received her M.S. in Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School and her PhD in Emerging Technology Adoption from Queensland University of Technology, where she has since served as an Adjunct Industry Fellow for the Institute for Future Environments.