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Holmes Hummel

Managing Director, Energy Equity & Just Transitions, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

Dr. Holmes Hummel is an interdisciplinary solutionary who has worked at the intersection of energy policy, technology, and finance for two decades in academia, private sector, public policy, and civil society organizations. Most recently, Holmes founded Clean Energy Works to accelerate investments in the clean energy economy by bridging multiple clean energy divides with inclusive financing. Previously, Dr. Hummel served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Energy’s Office of Policy & International Affairs during the Recovery Act era of 2009-2013. Holmes brought to that experience insight gained as a Congressional Science Fellow selected by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), serving in the office of Jay Inslee, currently Governor of Washington, who served in Congress at that time. Dr. Hummel has also served on the Board of Cleantech Open, the world's largest cleantech accelerator at that time. In addition to prior work with energy innovators in the Silicon Valley, Dr. Hummel earned a doctorate degree from Stanford University for interdisciplinary research on energy technology scenarios that achieve 100% clean energy. While in the pursuit of solutions that accelerate just energy transitions, Dr. Hummel has taught Climate Policy Design at the Energy Resources Group at University of California in Berkeley and co-founded four new courses at Stanford in 2020-2021, including Racial Equity in Energy and Quest for an Inclusive Clean Energy Economy.