Greenwood Energy announces new leadership positions

Greenwood Energy, the North American renewable energy division of the Libra Group, has announced that Scott Whitney is the new Chief Executive Officer of its renewable fuel division, formerly known as Greenwood Fuels. Whitney’s responsibilities include growing Greenwood’s diverse fuel customer base, developing additional renewable fuel manufacturing facilities and managing the overall performance of Greenwood’s interests in generating a cost-effective alternative fuel to coal.

Prior to joining Greenwood Energy, Scott worked with Covanta Energy (NYSE: CVA) for over 25 years.  Whitney was most recently President of Covanta Holding Corp.’s European group.  Prior to leading the European group, he oversaw the development of various Covanta businesses in North America, South America, Europe and Middle East.  Whitney is a frequent speaker at various industry events for organizations such as Forbes Magazine, UK Trade & Investment, the Irish American Business Association and the US Department of Commerce.

He holds a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and served as an officer in the United States Navy.

Greenwood Energy has also appointed Dennis Loria as Senior Vice President of Project Development.  Loria’s responsibilities include developing, acquiring and managing clean power projects.

Prior to joining Greenwood Energy, Loria founded an independent consulting practice providing technical, business and strategic advisory services for clean energy projects up to 250 MW in size.  He worked on the development of utility scale solar, wind, fuel cell, cogeneration and emerging energy technology projects.  He was also a partner in several renewable energy project companies that were developing projects throughout United States.  Prior to that, Loria completed a 15-year tenure as Principal and Senior Director of R. W. Beck’s Boston Office Energy Services Practice.

He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.

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