by Antone Gonsalves
In late 2006, Nick Blitterswyk, an actuary for JPMorgan Chase in New York, felt unfulfilled calculating the risks on clients’ pension plans. After a year of existential angst, he launched Urban Green Energy along with his wife and her mother to manufacture small wind turbines to power homes and businesses. “It sounds so cliché, but ... I wanted to do something that meant something. Something to try to help the world dig out of the environmental quagmire we’re in,” he says.