Brad Townsend

Managing Director for Strategic Initiatives, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Brad Townsend is Managing Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. He manages the Climate Innovation 2050 initiative, which engages leading companies in a collaborative effort to identify challenges and pathways for decarbonizing the U.S. economy.

Previously, Mr. Townsend was the associate director for energy innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), where he served as staff director for the American Energy Innovation Council, a group of executives committed to policy support for energy innovation. Prior to joining BPC, he was the program director for OurEnergyPolicy.org where he guided the organization’s strategic direction, managed relationships with partners, federal agencies and congressional offices while providing policy analysis on domestic energy issues. He has also managed projects for Green Energy Ohio, working with state and local government partners to develop educational programs on renewable energy.

Mr. Townsend has an M.S. in environmental policy and management from American Military University and a B.A. in history from The College of Wooster.

Posts by Brad Townsend

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The Quest to Decarbonize the U.S. Economy
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Building a foundation for federal climate action