Anand Gopal

Executive Director, Policy Research

Anand R. Gopal is Energy Innovation’s Executive Director, Policy Research, where he leads the firm’s research and modeling teams, supporting policy design to reduce emissions equitably at the speed and scale required to meet the climate challenge. Anand has worked in clean energy and climate for two decades, predominantly in policy analysis.

From 2018 to 2021, he was a program officer in the Environment Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In this role, Anand managed the program’s global strategic grantmaking on clean power and transportation, as well as support for climate policy in India. His grantmaking strategy focused on quickly, resiliently, and reliably electrifying the global economy with clean power to safeguard people from the catastrophic effects of climate change.

Prior to the Hewlett Foundation, Anand was a research scientist in clean energy and transportation at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he led LBNL’s global research on energy policy solutions for climate mitigation. Anand’s research used interdisciplinary methods from engineering and economics.

He is Vice Chair of the Board at the International Council on Clean Transportation and a board member at Veloz, and is a regular contributing author on clean transportation at Forbes. Anand serves on the Drive Electric Campaign’s steering committee, which aims to accelerate the global transition to zero-emission road transport.

He holds a Ph.D. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. in environmental systems engineering from Humboldt State University, and a B.S. in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

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Works from Anand Gopal

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A Progress Report on the IRA Shows Electric Vehicle Adoption Is Going Well. Renewable Energy Deployment, Not So Much

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Green Energy, EV Sales Are Growing Remarkably In The U.S. As Emissions Fall. Is It Enough?

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‘In A Word, Horrific’: Trump’s Extreme Anti-Environment Blueprint.

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[Episode #216] - COP28 And The Outlook For Oil

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Texas Freeze: ERCOT Can Do Better Than Counting On Failure-Prone Gas

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As The New Year Begins, Heat Is On Automakers To Meet Climate Pledges

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Climate Mixtape: COP28 Takeaways

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Climate Mixtape: A COP28 Out?

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Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders See Challenges, Opportunity in Green Goals

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Accelerating U.S. Clean Energy Deployment Through Investment-Grade Policies

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How One Organization Designs Climate Policy

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Biden’s Landmark Climate Law Turns One Today. Here’s What You Missed

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How A Half-Trillion Dollars Is Transforming Climate Technology

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In An Ominous Sign For COP28, G20 Nations Once Again Failed To Reach A Deal To Phase Down Fossil Fuels

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Batteries And Renewables Are Saving Texas During The Heat Wave

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A Sectoral Approach To Climate Mitigation: Roundtable On Possibilities And Challenges

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How Washington Underestimated Biden's Big Climate Law

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Climate Quickie: IPCC Report-- What Hope Can We Take?

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U.S. Action On Climate Change Will Start To Get Serious In 2023

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Closing The Emissions Gap Between The IRA And 2030 NDC: Policies To Meet The Moment

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Electric Vehicle Sales Are Surging. But Net-Zero By 2050 Means Policymakers Must Get Into The Fast Lane

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Electric Vehicles Will Soon Lead Global Auto Markets, But Too Slow To Hit Climate Goals Without New Policy

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Did An Emergency Text Message Keep Our Lights On? Yes And No.

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How Wright’s Law Can Right the Climate

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Updated Inflation Reduction Act Modeling Using The Energy Policy Simulator

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Climate Bill Could Slash U.S. Emissions By 40 Percent-- If Democrats Can Pass It

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'Shouting Distance:' That's How Close The Inflation Reduction Act Would U.S. To Its Climate Goals

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The Best Evidence Yet That The Climate Bill Will Work

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Deep In The Democrats' Climate Bill, Analysts See More Wins For Clean Energy Than Gifts For Fossil Fuel Business

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Climate Change Bill Would Cut U.S. Air Pollution Deaths By Up To 3,900 Per Year, Study Finds

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Biden's Emissions Pledge 'Doable' With Climate Deal

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Modeling The Inflation Reduction Act Using The Energy Policy Simulator

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Offshore Wind: A Crucial Resource To Decarbonize The Western United States

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DOE Launches $3.5 Billion Program For CO2 Removal

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Congress Is At A Fork In The Road: Fuel Dictators And Climate Change, Or Help Americans Drive Electric

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How Fast Can Europe Wean Itself Off Russian Gas?

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Scenes From A World On Fire

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Up In Smoke

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His Climate Agenda In Shamble, Biden Weighs Other Options

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Dems Scramble, Seethe After Manchin Kills Climate Bill

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Biden's Climate Thrown Into Doubt By Manchin's Rejection Of 'Build Back Better' Bill

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Bold Action Fueled COP26's Zero Emission Vehicles Declaration. Even Bolder Action Is Needed To Deploy Clean Cars Fast Enough To Save The Climate

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Biden's Campaign Promises To Crack Down On Emissions Have Disappeared

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Democrats Scramble To Salvage Climate Provisions In The Face Of Manchin's Opposition

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How Alternative Meats Could Help Save The Planet