Biofuel Development & Education
Extension’s role in the biofuel arena centers on biodiesel production and use, yielding a program ‘niche’ for Extension/NYC in NYC and Northeast U.S. via efforts such as:
John Nettleton is engaged as a Senior Extension Associate with Cornell
University Cooperative Extension/ New York City, where hh heads up the Program
Incubation Unit. His work currently centers on:  biofuel development in NYC and
Statewide and  NY MarketMaker, a web-based platform that links agricultural producers
with actors throughout the value-added food chain. He written and presented on sustainable
development issues at conferences and meetings throughout the U.S. and in Germany,
Canada and Russia.
In 1990, he designed and taught, ‘Climate Change: Urban and Policy Impacts’
Offered as an undergraduate seminar at Manhattan College, it was the first college course on
global warming in New York. Prior to joining Cornell in 1988, John directed homeless
housing programs for Westchester County DSS and previously worked as a private
advocacy planning consultant throughout the Northeast U.S. Under Gov. Brendan Byrne, he was directly involved in the planning that led to the landmark NJ Pinelands Plan. A Colorado
native, he holds a BA from Rice University and an MCP (City & Regional Planning) from
the University of Pennsylvania, with added graduate work at Wharton School and The
Johns Hopkins University.
Biofuel Development in New York City and the Mid-Hudson, ACEEE (American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy, Summer Study Conference, White Plains, NY, July 17-20, 2007
On Energy: Consider the Alternatives, Gotham Gazette: NYC News and Policy, Citizens Union Foundation, publ. (www.gothamgazette.com), May 7, 2007
Heating Your Home (or Apartment) with Plants, Spotlight, The Sallan Foundation: Useful Knowledge for Greener Cities (www.sallan.org ), April 2007
Heating Up Isn’t Hard to Do: Global Warming from a Planner’s Window, Progressive Planning: The Magazine of the Planners Network, No. 169, Fall 2006.