Hal Harvey

CEO, Energy Innovation

Hal Harvey believes in the power of effective energy policy. As the CEO of Energy Innovation and author of Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy, Harvey aims to accelerate progress in clean energy by supporting the policies that most effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to his current position, Harvey occupied a variety of roles that inform his current work, such as serving as environment program director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the founder and president of the Energy Foundation, and the founder and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation-an organization which was also an early and important supporter of Climate One. 

Harvey is a Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Paulson Institute. He is president of the board of directors of the New-Land Foundation, and chairman of the board of MB Financial Corporation. Harvey has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University in engineering, specializing in energy planning.

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C1 Revue: Living on Sunshine

You know that cartoon where the guy has a light bulb over his head and then “bing” it goes on? Well, America is having a collective “light bulb” moment these days. And it’s powered by solar energy. Solar panels are 50% cheaper than just 5 years ago. And energy from the wind is looking just as bright. Today, we’re taking a look at the explosion of clean energy alternatives, how we’re pumping it into new cars and our plans for carrying it over a new electric grid.