As CEO of ClearPath and ClearPath Action, Rich Powell advocates for private-sector innovations to reduce emissions in the energy and industrial sectors.

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Rich Powell advises policymakers on investing wisely in energy innovation, removing roadblocks to building and exporting American clean energy and industrial technology, and maintaining and promoting flexible clean energy resources. He frequently testifies before US Congress on climate change and clean energy solutions.

A leader among conservative environmentalists, Powell serves on the board of the 2040 Foundation, is a strategic advisor to the Silverado Policy Accelerator and is part of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Advisory Group. He served on the Advisory Committee to the Export-Import Bank of the US from 2019 to 2021. Previously, he was with McKinsey & Company in the energy and sustainability practices, focusing on corporate and government low-carbon growth roadmaps and on building clean tech markets.

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Live from TED Countdown Summit 2023

Momentum: Notes from Session 7 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

July 14, 2023

TED Countdown Summit 2023 concluded with a wide-ranging session featuring eight inspiring takes from around the world on how to ensure a fast, fair transition to a clean energy future. The event: Talks from Session 6 of TED Countdown Summit 2023, hosted by TED’s David Biello and Lindsay Levin with journalist Orlando P. Bailey. When […]

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