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Alex Breckel
CATF Expert

Alex Breckel

Director, Clean Energy Infrastructure Deployment


Alex coordinates and enhances CATF’s research, advocacy, and coalition building to ensure the U.S.’s clean energy infrastructure is built at the pace and scale required to meet midcentury climate goals in a fair and equitable manner.

Prior to joining CATF Alex was the Director of Research at the Energy Futures Initiative, a climate and clean energy think tank founded by former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. In addition to directing the research team, he specialized on clean energy technology deployment pathways, electricity market transformation, and policy and regulatory frameworks to facilitate clean energy deployment.

His previous work includes developing national policy strategy at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Systems and Policy Analysis office; supporting federal agencies and the government of Puerto Rico with power system hardening and recovery following 2017’s Hurricane Maria; advising the Palestinian Authority on market design, institutional reform, and trans-border power purchase negotiations on behalf of the U.S. Department of State; and advising regulators and market operators in Peru on natural gas and power sector market design.

Alex received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science from the Technology and Policy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a focus on international economic development and power systems market design and regulation.