about
Kevin Haley
- Snap Shot -
What I do: clean energy pro, specializing in general management, business development, marketing, policy and finance
Experience: 8 years working in clean tech and energy 
Lives In: Boulder, CO, moved from Washington, D.C. in 2016
Enjoys: running (Marine Corps Marathon '16; Chicago Marathon '17), golf, skiing, travel, sailing, and dogs.
Ambitions: low carbon economy entrepreneurship and small business ownership

- My Story -

I didn't set out to work in clean tech, but after falling backwards into a job with the wind energy sector in 2011 I was hooked. Combine the excitement of new technology with the challenge of disrupting the biggest and most profitable industry on earth (everyone loves an underdog) and I knew I found my calling. 

After six years in Washington D.C. where I lead a number of communications efforts focused on clean energy finance and policy, I set out for the mountains of Boulder, CO in late 2016 to join the Rocky Mountain Institute where I am today. My work currently focuses on corporate energy procurement and sustainability, as well as new finance and business models in the nascent methane abatement industry. I've also dabbled in advising on electrification strategies for the mining industry and blockchain applications for the low carbon energy business. 

- Let's Connect - 
Blame my D.C. roots, but I'm an avid networker and would love to get to know you. Check out my CV below, my LinkedIn page, my blog and my Twitter account. And if you're ever in Boulder, drop me a line. We'll schedule a meeting on the ski slopes and take it from there. 
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CV
Work Experience 

Rocky Mountain Institute

Oct. 2016 - Present

  • Program Manager for RMI's Business Renewables Center (BRC)
  • Operations lead for BRC, leads business development, creates go-to-market strategies, and oversees annual program marketing plans
  • Specializes in project management, marketing, customer experience and consulting strategy
  • Growing expertise in renewable energy markets, power purchase transactions and financial structures and wholesale power market dynamics
  • Past focus areas include: corporate energy strategy, clean tech blockchain applications and gas-to-power business models

American Council On Renewable Energy

Feb. 2013 - Oct. 2016

  • Communications Director for ACORE; created and executed communications and marketing plans, staff hiring and management, and annual budget planning exceeding $1MM
  • Led industry-wide communications partnerships with national trade organizations, non-profits andmember businesses across the U.S.
  • Provided strategic counsel on organizational operations, fundraising and key performance indicators

Go West Strategies

June 2012 - Feb. 2013

  • Senior Communications and Partnership Consultant; Extensive writing, research, analysis, marketing and social media work for EnergyFactCheck.org
  • Researched and prepared the Clean Energy Under Siege report for the Sierra Club
  • Conducted research and partnership development for the Energy Foundation

American Wind Energy Association

Nov. 2011 - June 2012

  • Rapid Response Communications Consultant; Designed and executed strategic public relations campaigns focused on earned media
  • Engaged state and federal lobbying assets to advance messaging points and pass key legislation
  • Prepared executive briefings, confidential opposition research, and talking point memos
Education

MBA Candidate, 2020

  • Studying business management with a focus on finance and entrepreneurship

Class of 2011

  • Graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in German

Completed in 2017

  • Passed the Credential of Readiness 150-hour certificate program on the fundamentals of business
WORKS & publications
Musings

Cutting Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Production: One of the Year’s Biggest Energy Challenges

By Richard Ward & Kevin Haley Leave it to the rocket scientists to solve our biggest climate mysteries. That’s exactly what NASA has done to kick off 2018, using a spectrometer imaging satellite to measure global methane emissions—a potent greenhouse gas that accelerates climate change—and revealing an alarming increase in these emissions that threatens our climate. […]

5 Reasons Why The Clean Energy Future Can’t Be Stopped

Energy used to be a boring industry—no pun intended. For over a century, the proven formula for success was to drill, mine, generate, and consume more energy than the year before. But in 1976, a young energy analyst named Amory Lovins decided to question that paradigm in an article titled “Energy Strategy: The Road Not […]

Out Of Paris And Into The Frying Pan

For a President whose campaign slogans included, “Drain the Swamp,” today’s announcement on withdrawal from the Paris Agreement looks pretty cynical indeed. The People v. The Swamp – #ParisAgreement edition (via @YaleClimateComm https://t.co/DMF6rBtoqy & @AmyAHarder https://t.co/p0CFRoAUpG) pic.twitter.com/UBybKTdd61 — Kevin Haley (@cleantechkev) May 31, 2017 A decision that favors special interest groups over what the public […]

After 100 Days Of Trump, Business Success Makes Clean Energy A Winner

They say “nothing succeeds like success” – and with a new Administration that places a premium on economic accomplishment, this business maxim can be repurposed as a baseline for any industry looking to cement its standing in Washington today. As the election results rolled in last November, many observers to the clean energy industry wondered […]

Kevin Haley

Boulder, CO 80301
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