Companies involved in the production, distribution and use of electricity have a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and can have much to gain from the enactment of carbon pricing. Our Electricity Sector team is working to bring companies and NGOs into the campaign for carbon fee and dividend legislation. Team members have decades of experience with solar, wind, biomass and efficiency organizations, ranging from utilities to 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 power in Republican districts, like the Midwest Wind Belt.
Shannon Caraway has been actively involved for three decades in the electric power generation, delivery, and marketing business. He currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Solar Prime who is developing approximately 900 MW of utility scale solar projects in West Texas. Previously, he served as a commercial Vice President for Luminant Energy where he was responsible for the commitment and dispatch of their ~17,000 MW generation fleet, transmission grid optimization, fuel planning, commercial and regulatory strategy, and utility scale solar procurement.
Bruce Hagen’s energy and environment policy career goes back to the first Earth Day. Along the way, his work has included energy legislative analysis in the US Senate (Bob Packwood, R-OR) for the first federal solar tax credits; both the early and recent years of Pacific Gas & Electric’s demand side management program; and four years as Program Manager for Enphase Energy in R&D, Sustainability, and Marketing. Since 2012 Bruce has volunteered for Citizens’ Climate Lobby; he co-founded Business Climate Leaders in 2015. His latest writing: "Take the Hill: the Political Science of Energy Economics."