Emily McGlynn

Emily McGlynn  is an expert on climate, energy, and environmental policy, focusing on land use and land management issues. Currently a PhD student in the University of California Davis’ Agriculture and Resource Economics department, Emily previously served as Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change in the Obama White House. In this capacity she was a lead author of the U.S. Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization. Emily also served as Senior Adviser to the Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern at the U.S. Department of State, leading on high priority international initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including bilateral cooperation with China. Emily has supported investment in environmental markets as Director for Strategy and Policy at The Earth Partners, a company identifying private sector solutions to land restoration. As a German Foreign Ministry-supported Transatlantic Fellow at the Technische Universitaet Berlin and Ecologic Institute, Emily developed climate and environmental policy recommendations for the European Commission and other public and private sector stakeholders. She has a background in biology and economics from Bryn Mawr College and Johns Hopkins University

Dick Cameron

Dick Cameron leads the Land Programs science team in The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter. His work is focused on creating the tools and evidence to integrate conservation into land use and climate policies. Across a variety of California landscapes, his research assesses opportunities to align land conservation and other societal goals, such as alternative energy development, transportation infrastructure, food production and climate stabilization. Currently his priorities are focused on two climate-related conservation questions: how can ecological land management contribute to climate mitigation goals, and how to design connected networks of land that will help species adapt to climate change? Before the Conservancy, Dick worked for GreenInfo Network, where he specialized in helping organizations and public agencies design and communicate strategic priorities. His academic background is in geography with a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.A. from University of Colorado.

Katharine Mach

Katharine Mach is a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Visiting Investigator at the Carnegie Institution for Science. She leads the Stanford Environment Assessment Facility (SEAF). Her research is focused on integrative assessment of climate change risks and response options. Priorities include advancing methods for integrating evidence, applying expert judgment, and communicating resulting syntheses of knowledge. From 2010 until 2015, Mach co-directed the scientific activities of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which focuses on impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. This work culminated in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and its Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. Mach received her PhD from Stanford University and AB from Harvard College.

Chris Busch

Chris Busch is Energy Innovation’s Research Director and leads the firm’s California climate policy and urban sustainability programs. Chris is currently developing a California-version of EI’s Energy Policy Simulator. Chris contributed to the 12 Green Guidelines for China Development Bank Capital, which served as an input to the recently released Emerald Cities guidebook, a deepening of EI’s efforts to provide specific design guidance for sustainable urbanization in China. Prior to Energy Innovation, Chris was Policy Director for the BlueGreen Alliance, where he testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Power and Energy Subcommittee, and was appointed to California’s Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee.  Chris served as a Climate Economist for the Union of Concerned Scientists and as a Senior Research Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Chris holds a PhD in environmental economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


Mark Delucchi

Mark Delucchi is a Research Scientist at UC Berkeley. His research involves economics, environmental science, analysis of energy technologies, systems engineering, and town planning. It addresses fundamental philosophical and conceptual questions, methodological issues, and details of data quality and mathematical modeling. Mark’s current research can be grouped into these subject areas: i) DEEP GREEN – Detailed Environmental and Economic Projections for Global Renewable Energy and Emissions sceNarios. ii) 100% wind, water, and solar power for the world. iii) Social cost-benefit analysis of energy use and motor-vehicle use. iv) IMSSA – Integrated Modeling Systems and Scenario Analysis. v) AVCEM – Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-Use Model. vi) Design and analysis of a sustainable transportation

Max Wei

Max Wei is a Program Manager for the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Max’s projects are with the Energy Efficiency Standards Group, as well as with the Sustainable Energy Systems Group. Max analyzes the geographical dependence of CO2 and health impacts from energy efficiency standards in HVAC. In his current work for Sustainable Energy Systems, Max models total cost of ownership for stationary fuel cell systems, and the learning curve and cost reduction analysis of energy-related technologies. Max has five years of experience in energy analysis and 10 years of industry experience in advanced manufacturing and technology development. Max has expertise in the areas of techno-economic analysis and life-cycle cost analysis of existing and emerging technology applications; manufacturing cost analysis and total cost of ownership modeling of existing and emerging energy technologies; and modeling future energy systems and scenarios.

Noah Deich

Noah Deich co-founded Center for Carbon Removal with Giana Amador. Noah previously worked as a management consultant on clean energy and corporate sustainability projects for large companies across North America. Noah received his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Amber Mahone

Amber Mahone directs E3’s Clean Energy team. She pursues a data-driven approach to informing investment decisions and policy choices, and relishes unpacking meaningful results from complex models and translating them into actionable decision points for E3’s clients. Amber’s work draws on her expertise in policy analysis, energy systems modeling, resource planning, and energy efficiency, managing some of E3’s most high-profile, high-impact projects. These include evaluating the impacts of California’s 50 percent Renewables Portfolio Standard and analyzing long-term greenhouse gas reduction pathways for the heads of California’s energy and environmental agencies and the office of Gov. Jerry Brown. Amber began her career working in development at the International Monetary Fund.

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Daniel Hopper

Dan Hopper is a Manager of Analytics in the Strategy, Integrated Planning and Performance organization. 9 My responsibilities include oversight of resource economics, integrated resource planning 10 analytics at SCE. He  earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, a 13 Master in Economics from California University, Fullerton, and a Master in Business 14 Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been in my current role at 15 SCE since 2016. Previously, he was Manager of DSM Forecasting and Cost-Effectiveness for 16 SCE. Prior to working with SCE, he was a managing engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne 17 Systems.

Sonia Yeh

Sonia Yeh, Chalmers University

Dr. Sonia Yeh is Professor in Transport and Energy Systems in the Department of Space, Earth and Environment. Her expertise is in energy economics and energy system modeling, alternative transportation fuels, sustainability standards, technological change, and consumer behavior and urban mobility. Between 2007 and 2014, she co-led a large collaborative team from the University of California Davis and UC Berkeley advising the U.S. states of California and Oregon, and British Columbia, Canada to design and implement a market-based carbon policy (Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and Clean Fuel Standard (CFS)) targeting GHG emission reductions from the transport sector. She received Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research by the UC Davis in 2014 and was appointed as Adlerbertska visiting professor at Chalmers University of Technology in 2015. She served as Fulbright Distinguished Chair Professor in Alternative Energy Technology in 2016-2017.