Peter Barnes is a successful entrepreneur who has started and run several socially responsible businesses. Most recently he was a co-founder and president of Working Assets Long Distance. In 1995 he was named Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California.

He is also a former journalist who has written for Newsweek, The New Republic, The New York Times and many other publications. He lives with his two sons in San Francisco, California.

You can reach him by email at

Profile of Peter Barnes from the Center for the New American Dream

Related writings by Peter Barnes
o "The Pollution Dividend," American Prospect, May/June 1999
o Pie in the Sky: The Battle for Atmospheric Scarcity Rent
o "One Sky, Many Owners," The New York Times
o "The Battle for Atmospheric Scarcity Rent," Corporation for Enterprise Development

Business Experience
o Co-founder and president, The Solar Center
o Co-founder and vice-president, Working Assets Money Fund
o Co-founder and president, Working Assets Long Distance
o Director, National Cooperative Bank
o Director, California State Assistance Fund for Energy (SAFE-BIDCO)
o Director, California Solar Energy Industry Association
o Director, TechMar, Inc.

Non-profit boards
o Greenpeace International
o Redefining Progress
o TV Turnoff Network
o Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
o Tomales Bay Institute
o Family Violence Prevention Fund
o California Tax Reform Association

o Harvard College, B.A. in history, 1962
o Georgetown University, M.A. in government, 1966


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