Hal Harvey

CEO

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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Presentation

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

U.S. Senate Committe on Environment & Public Works
June 2017
Article

Obstacles and Opportunities for America’s Clean Energy Future

The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (Tufts University)
Article

Don't Let Auto Fuel Efficiency Standards Go In Reverse

, The Hill
Presentation

Trump: The return of climate denial

Channel 4 News (UK)
January 2017
Article

Science and Economics, Not Politics, Will Strand Fossil Fuels

, Renewable Energy World
Presentation

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

The Heinz Awards
December 2016
Presentation

Hal Harvey - Environment - Profile for 21st Heinz Awards

The Heinz Awards
December 2016
Presentation

How to Land on a Low-Carbon Energy Future

Hal Harvey, Stanford University
November 2016
Presentation

Winning Strategies to Decarbonize the Economy

Hal Harvey, Zero Emission Resource Organisation
November 2016
Article

Hal Harvey on Why He's a Climate Optimist

, Paulson Institute
Article

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

, Corporate Eco Forum
Publication

Planeación Urbana Sustenable Para la Ciudad de Mexico

CDMX, Energy Innovation
July 2016
Publication

Climate and Energy Policy Solutions for China: Executive Summary

National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, Energy Resources Institute, Energy Innovation
July 2016
Publication

Climate Policy for the Real World

Chris Busch, Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation
June 2016
Presentation

China's Development and Urbanization: Implications

Equilibrium Capital
June 2016
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Energy Policy and Productive Use of Capital

Equilibrium Capital
June 2016
Publication

Climate: How To Win

Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation
April 2016
Article

Climate: How to Win

, The Hill
Article

Opinion: Why I Regret Pushing Strategic Philanthropy

, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Article

China’s Green & Smart Opportunity

, C40 Cities
Article

The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash

, Politico Magazine
Presentation

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

Hal Harvey, Emerson Collective
December 2015
Presentation

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

The International New York Times
December 2015
Publication

The California Climate and Clean Energy Policy Story

Chris Busch, Hal Harvey, Lili Pike, Energy Innovation LLC
December 2015
Publication

12 Green Guidelines

CC Huang, Chris Busch, Dongquan He, Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation LLC
November 2015
Presentation

Energy Policy Solutions - Keynote by Hal Harvey

Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation LLC
October 2015
Presentation

Hal Harvey: Policies to Decarbonize the Economy

Hal Harvey, American Academy in Berlin
October 2015
Article

A new business model for the electricity sector

, The Hill
Presentation

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

Hal Harvey, The Weather Channel
June 2015
Article

How global energy is getting cleaner

, The Christian Science Monitor
Article

The Eight Principles for Building People-Friendly Cities

, Caixin
Presentation

P4 Pittsburgh Conference: Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation

Hal Harvey, The Heinz Endowments
April 2015
Presentation

The Great Reinvention of the Electric Utility

Hal Harvey, The Institute of International and European Affairs
April 2015
Publication

Accelerating Carbon Reductions from California's Electricity Sector

Robbie Orvis, Mike O'Boyle, Sonia Aggarwal, Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation
March 2015
Article

50% California Renewables Possible by 2030 With Smart Choices

, CleanTechnica
Article

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

, Fortune China
Article

Oil Prices Are Dropping. So What?

, Politico Magazine
Article

Building Codes and Pollution Control

, China Daily
Presentation

How to design policies that can save the planet

Hal Harvey, Oxford Martin School
October 2014
Publication

The Great Reinvention of the Electric Utility

Hal Harvey
August 2014
Article

Obama's Clean Air Standards: An Economic Bonus?

, The Huffington Post
Presentation

What is China Doing About Climate Change? - Hal Harvey

Hal Harvey, Equilibrium Capital
June 2014
Presentation

Understanding Climate Risk with Hal Harvey

Hal Harvey, Next Generation
June 2014
Article

Unlikely clean tech heroes: lowly thermostats & water heaters

, Virgin Unite
Article

Climate Extremes Become the Norm

, Virgin Unite
Publication

Carbon-Free Prosperity in California: Policies for Success

Hal Harvey, Chris Busch, Energy Innovation
February 2014
Article

5 Ways the Fracking Boom Changes Politics

, Politico Magazine
Article

Can Society Win the Race Against Climate Change?

, LiveScience
Publication

Overview: Rethinking Policy to Deliver a Clean Energy Future

Hal Harvey, Sonia Aggarwal, Energy Innovation
September 2013
Presentation

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

Hal Harvey, The Aspen Institute
September 2013
Publication

A Tale of Two Countries: Renewable Energy in Germany

Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation
September 2013
Publication

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

Eric Gimon, Sonia Aggarwal, Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation
July 2013
Article

Paying for the great urbanization of China

, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Publication

Energy Technology Innovation Leadership in the 21st Century

Hal Harvey, Jeffrey Rissman, Sonia Aggarwal, Energy Innovation
January 2013
Publication

A Trillion Tons

Hal Harvey, Franklin M. Orr Jr., Clara Vondrich, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
January 2013
Publication

Getting Cities Right in China

Hal Harvey, Chris Busch, Energy Innovation
December 2012
Publication

Renewable Energy Policy Experience: Lessons for Japan

Sonia Aggarwal, Adam Kotin, Hal Harvey, Energy Innovation
September 2012
Publication

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

Hal Harvey, Laura Segafredo, ClimateWorks Foundation
November 2011
Publication

The Costs of Delay

Sonia Aggarwal, Hal Harvey, ClimateWorks Foundation
July 2011