Energy Institute at Haas


Beverly Alexander is the Founding Director of the Cleantech to Market program, and has been involved in energy and environmental innovation for almost 30 years.  Bev serves as an advisor to the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative, and won the 2013 Berkeley Haas Best Case award for a cleantech commercialization case study on Alphabet Energy.  She is also a member of the Haas Club of 6 for excellence in teaching.  As a Senior Vice-President at Pacific Gas & Electric Company, she was in charge of customer services and the largest energy efficiency, solar, and demand response programs in the United States. Those programs moved $1.2 billion into the California economy and won over 75 awards, including the United States Department of Energy's Energy Star Sustained Excellence award. Bev also held Director, Chief Counsel, and Vice President positions in generation, transmission, distribution and customer services, with a focus on leadership development and strategic planning. Before PG&E, Bev specialized in emerging environmental law and policy. The National Law Journal recognized her as one of the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in the United States for her pioneering work. After PG&E, Bev consulted on clean energy solutions, including sustainable communities. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz and her J.D. from UC Berkeley, where she was Editor-in-Chief of Ecology Law Quarterly, and clerked on the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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