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Remembering Jim Rogers

Joules Accelerator is saddened to hear of the passing of Jim Rogers today. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Rogers was a visionary in the energy space, seeing the direction of the industry long before many of his peers. Most notably, Rogers was responsible for the $32bn merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy, forever changing the landscape of the energy industry and the business community of Charlotte.

Joules Accelerator would not exist if it were not for the generous support from Jim Rogers in 2013. Seeing an opportunity to make Charlotte an energy innovation hub, Rogers took a chance on the program in its infancy, and helped launched what was then CLT Joules. Much of the work that the Joules Accelerator program does today is a direct result of his early support for CLT Joules.

Jim Rogers was a pillar in the energy innovation community, guiding the next generation of energy leaders. His legacy will live on through the lives that he touched, and through his personal and professional accomplishments.

We are grateful for his support and will certainly miss him.

Ryan Rutledge