Michael Lazarus

Center Director

Michael is a Senior Scientist, Director of SEI US, and co-leader of SEI’s Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change. For over 25 years, Michael has worked at the intersection of energy and climate policy.  He advises, publishes, and presents widely on climate policy, carbon markets, and energy planning.  He has worked in over 30 countries and a dozen US states, with support from government agencies, development banks, foundations, utilities, and non-profit groups. Among other duties, he has served as advisor to the World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness and the Western Climate Initiative, as member of the Methodology Panel of the Clean Development Mechanism, and on numerous non-profits boards.

He is adjunct faculty at the Evans School of Public Administration at University of Washington, where he teaches Energy and Climate Policy. He holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael is also a member of the Clean Energy Transition Institute's Advisory Council.

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