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Dan Adler

Vice President, Policy

As Vice President, Policy, Dan Adler leads the Energy Foundation’s Policy team to design and advance new policy frameworks that build markets for clean energy. He and his team focus on multiple program areas, including transportation, buildings, utility-scale generation, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, and cross-cutting issues such as finance, new industry business models, and wholesale market reforms.

Prior to joining Energy Foundation, he was managing director of the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) and president of CalCEF Ventures, a nonprofit, evergreen investment fund created to advance the clean energy economy using tools from venture capital and project finance. Prior to CalCEF, Dan helped design and implement California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard at the California Public Utilities Commission and was senior staff for climate change policy.

Dan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard University.