The Breakthrough Instititute
Alex Trembath is a policy associate in the Energy and Climate Program at Breakthrough. He is the lead or co-author of several Breakthrough publications, including the 2012 report "Beyond Boom and Bust: Putting Clean Tech on a Path to Subsidy Independence" and "Where the Shale Gas Revolution Came From." Alex is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley where he received his Bachelor's in Environmental Economics and Policy. While at Cal, Alex was active in the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative and California Lightweight Crew. In 2009, he worked at San Francisco City Hall on local cleantech and community development in the Mayor's Office of Climate Protection Initiatives. He has worked on several political campaigns, including Gavin Newsom's gubernatorial run in 2009 and Organizing for America. Alex completed a policy fellowship with Americans for Energy Leadership, where he wrote on U.S. energy policy and politics. He was a 2011 Breakthrough Generation Fellow, contributing research on the collapse of federal funding for clean energy technology. His research has been published by the Breakthrough Institute, Americans for Energy Leadership, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Forbes, the Huffington Post, the National Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He also writes regularly for The Energy Collective. He has lived in San Francisco for the last ten years, and is a proud son of South Bend, Indiana. He enjoys rowing and exploring the Bay Area. Follow Alex on Twitter @atrembath.
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