Hal Harvey

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Hal Harvey is the CEO of Energy Innovation, a San Francisco-based energy and environmental policy firm. Since its inception in 2012, Energy Innovation has delivered high-quality research and analysis to policymakers around the world and across a range of jurisdictions to help inform their energy policy decisions.

Previously, Hal was the founder and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation, a network of foundations that promote polices to reduce the threat of climate change. From 2002-2008, he served as Environment Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. From 1991-2002, Hal served as founder and President of the Energy Foundation, a philanthropy supporting policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Hal has served on energy panels appointed by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, and has published two books and dozens of articles on energy and national security issues. He is President of the Board of Directors of the New-Land Foundation, Chairman of the Board of MB Financial Corporation, and Vice Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for Mercator Climate Center. He is also a Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Paulson Institute, and in 2016 was awarded the Heinz Award for the Environment.

Early in his career, Hal designed and built solar homes, and built an electric car for his commute. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University in Engineering, specializing in Energy Planning.

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Works by Hal Harvey

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Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Real Deal In Abating Climate Change: Four Zeros

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Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Future Of Cars And Trucks

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What Delhi Can Learn From Other Cities In The World?

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National Clean Energy Summit Sets The Stage For The Future Of Sustainability

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Governors Push Clean Energy Technology

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Rick Perry’s New Coal Subsidy Could Wreck America’s Power Markets

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This Is California’s Next Step To Lead On Climate Change

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On Energy, Be Careful About Falling In Love

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The IEA Says We're Off Track To Meet Climate Goals. Let's Refocus On The Technologies That Work.

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EPW Democratic Roundtable: “A Historic View of the Clean Air Act"

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Roth: Syria, Nicaragua and Trump’s America

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Gov. Jerry Brown, America's unofficial climate change ambassador in the Trump era, heads to China

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Getting Around: How Urban Transportation And Planning Unlock The Future Of Accessibility

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Economics Are Transitioning America From Coal To Clean

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Obstacles and Opportunities for America’s Clean Energy Future

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Energy Policy and Trump: Hope for California and Our Planet?

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Don't Let Auto Fuel Efficiency Standards Go In Reverse

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Clean Energy Is At The Core Of American Strategic Interests

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Trump: The return of climate denial

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Hal Harvey - Environment - 21st Heinz Awards event at CMU

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Science and Economics, Not Politics, Will Strand Fossil Fuels

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Hal Harvey - Environment - Profile for 21st Heinz Awards

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How to Land on a Low-Carbon Energy Future

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What will happen if America’s president-elect follows through on pledges to tear up environmental laws

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Winning Strategies to Decarbonize the Economy

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Hal Harvey on Why He's a Climate Optimist

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Why a Carbon Tax Alone Isn’t a Miracle Cure for Climate

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Planeación Urbana Sustenable Para la Ciudad de Mexico

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Climate and Energy Policy Solutions for China: Executive Summary

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Power Sector Transformation

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Smart Energy Policy

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Urban Sustainability

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Climate Science and Energy Solutions

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Climate Policy for the Real World

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China's Development and Urbanization: Implications

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Energy Policy and Productive Use of Capital

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Bay Area energy meeting is where climate protection gets real

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Climate: How To Win

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Climate: How to Win

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Opinion: Why I Regret Pushing Strategic Philanthropy

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China’s Green & Smart Opportunity

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The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash

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Hal Harvey explains the history of the Clean Air Act and Clean Power Plan

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The Cost of Carbon

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Energy for Tomorrow 2015 - Policy and the Art of the Possible

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The California Climate and Clean Energy Policy Story

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12 Green Guidelines

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Energy Policy Solutions - Keynote by Hal Harvey

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Hal Harvey: Policies to Decarbonize the Economy

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A new business model for the electricity sector

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Hal Harvey: ‘Every Decade we Wait is a Thousand Years of Pain'

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How global energy is getting cleaner

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The Eight Principles for Building People-Friendly Cities

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The Great Reinvention of the Electric Utility

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P4 Pittsburgh Conference: Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation

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Accelerating Carbon Reductions from California's Electricity Sector

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50% California Renewables Possible by 2030 With Smart Choices

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在城市规划中掘金 (The Profit Potential of Getting the Urban Fabric Right)

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Oil Prices Are Dropping. So What?

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Building Codes and Pollution Control

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How to design policies that can save the planet

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The Great Reinvention of the Electric Utility

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Obama's Clean Air Standards: An Economic Bonus?

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What is China Doing About Climate Change? - Hal Harvey

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Understanding Climate Risk with Hal Harvey

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Hal Harvey from Energy Innovation: Current Prospects for a Clean Energy Future

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Unlikely clean tech heroes: lowly thermostats & water heaters

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Climate Extremes Become the Norm

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Carbon-Free Prosperity in California: Policies for Success

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What’s next? Fear and hope: Hal Harvey at TEDxSanDiego 2013

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5 Ways the Fracking Boom Changes Politics

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Can Society Win the Race Against Climate Change?

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Overview: Rethinking Policy to Deliver a Clean Energy Future

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Hal Harvey Presents Fear & Hope: Climate Change and Policy Solutions

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A Tale of Two Countries: Renewable Energy in Germany

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A New Approach to Capabilities Markets: Seeding Solutions for the Future

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Paying for the great urbanization of China

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Energy Technology Innovation Leadership in the 21st Century

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A Trillion Tons

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Getting Cities Right in China

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Renewable Energy Policy Experience: Lessons for Japan

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Policies That Work: How To Build A Low-Emissions Economy

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The Costs of Delay