BOSTON — Clean Air Task Force (CATF) announced today the new hire of Alex Breckel as Director of Clean Energy Infrastructure Deployment.
In his new role, Alex will coordinate and enhance CATF’s research, advocacy, and coalition building to ensure the United States’ clean energy infrastructure is built at the pace and scale required to meet midcentury climate goals in a fair and equitable manner. Alex will also be working closely with the federal and state policy teams to further build and strengthen CATF’s coalitions across various sectors and regions to ensure broad and durable support for just and pragmatic decarbonization pathways and technologies.
“The United States and the world is at the starting point of a once-in-a-century transformation of the energy system; nearly all of our existing power plants and fuel systems will need to be replaced with zero carbon energy within a few decades. This means substantial amount of new infrastructure needs to be built in record time,” said CATF Executive Director Armond Cohen. “We are thrilled to draw upon Alex’s expertise and leadership as we work to facilitate the swift planning and deployment of such infrastructure while paying close consideration to crucial environmental, financial, and social safeguards.”
Most recently, Alex served as Director of Research for the Energy Futures Initiative, where his work included strategic advice and policy formulation with a focus on the sustainability of energy systems and economies. Alex has also held several key positions in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and was a U.S. Department of State Embassy Science Fellow in Palestine, DOE Science and Technology Policy Fellow, and MIT Energy Fellow. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a focus on international economic development and power systems market design and regulation. Read Alex’s full bio here.
“The amount and diversity of new infrastructure we’ll need to transform our energy systems is staggering.” said Alex Breckel. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining CATF — and its stellar team of experts and advocates — to help deploy new infrastructure, build clean energy resources, and grow the economy for the benefit of all.”
Troy Shaheen, Communications Director, U.S., Clean Air Task Force, [email protected], +1 845-750-1189
About Clean Air Task Force
Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a global nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. With 25 years of internationally recognized expertise on climate policy and a fierce commitment to exploring all potential solutions, CATF is a pragmatic, non-ideological advocacy group with the bold ideas needed to address climate change. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world.