CLEAN ENERGY Sector

The Clean Energy Sector has a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They have much to give and much to gain in the enactment and implementation of carbon pricing. 

The BCL Clean Energy Sector team is working to bring companies and NGOs into the campaign for carbon fee and dividend legislation. Our volunteers have decades of experience with solar, wind, biomass and efficiency organizations, ranging from solar manufacturing and installation to clean energy finance. We are particularly interested in reaching companies that are proving the environmental and economic benefits of clean energy in Republican districts, like the Midwest Wind Belt.

Team Leader

Bruce Hagen’s energy and environment policy work goes back to Earth Day 1. Along the way, his work has included the California Coastal Commission and Nuclear Safeguards initiatives; energy legislative analysis in the US Senate (Bob Packwood, R-OR) for the first federal solar tax credits; both the early and recent days of PG&E’s demand side management program; and four years at Petaluma’s Enphase Energy.  Bruce has written 250 newspaper columns for the Petaluma Argus Courier on building sustainable community.  For the past 5 years, he has volunteered for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, as Sonoma County Chapter Co-Chair and more recently Business Climate Leaders, presently full-time.

Bruce's latest writing: "Take the Hill: the Political Science of Energy Economics."