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Brandon Smithwood

Brandon is a Manager in the Policy Program, where he works with investors and business on climate change and energy policy issues on the state, national, and international levels. He manages the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) policy project and is a member of the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) project team.
Brandon Smithwood

Senior Manager, Policy Program

Brandon is a Manager in the Policy Program, where he works with investors and business on climate change and energy policy issues on the state, national, and international levels. He manages the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) policy project and is a member of the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) project team.

Prior to joining Ceres in 2011, Brandon worked on energy efficiency policy, first for a national residential energy efficiency program administrator and then for an energy efficiency industry association. His work has included management of advocacy efforts on energy efficiency provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, several federal climate and energy bills and the Home Star Act of 2010.

Before working on clean energy policy, Brandon was a Teach For America corps member, teaching fifth grade at a public school in New Mexico.

Brandon is a graduate of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy. As an undergraduate, Brandon studied government and environmental studies, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College.

Recent Blog Posts

Environmental Finance

Energy efficiency, cities, and the Clean Trillion

by Brandon SmithwoodEnvironmental Finance Posted on Feb 14, 2014

$36 trillion in clean energy investment is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Ten cities are stepping up to the plate and investors are likely to follow.