Originally posted at weforum.org here. Coordinated public-sector support once kick-started the technologies, business practices, and markets needed for a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon energy future. Over time, the increasing profitability of clean energy activity has come to drive exponential growth in global annual investment—amounting to more than $333 billion…
Kieran Coleman is a Senior Associate at RMI, and currently works as Project Lead in support of the CEO.
Kieran has supported RMI’s Electricity Practice in areas of community-scale solar (.5 – 5MW) market development, finance and business models. His previous work with the Shine Program has focused on developing business models, ownership and financing structures to enable and scale innovative value propositions in the community-scale solar market. He has also supported RMI’s work in India, where he helped to facilitate the design and development of a $40 million catalytic facility funded with concessional capital, with the goal of leveraging $1 billion in private capital to help achieve the Indian government’s goal of 40GW rooftop solar by 2022.
Kieran joined RMI in 2015. Previously, he worked for an early-stage start-up based in Colombia, which combined atmospheric analytics, grid analytics, and portfolio finance methods to identify optimally sited portfolios of small- and medium-scale distributed generation renewables projects. Previously, he consulted for the World Bank and Rockefeller Foundation on rural electrification efforts in India, specifically around transparent market-making policy and regulation to enable the entrepreneurial energy services sector to meet existing social and economic need for relatively cheap, clean electricity through microgrids and distributed renewables. Kieran’s prior experience includes researching the East Asian political economy with the Center on Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), international economic forecasting with the PNC Financial Services Group’s Economics Group, and a year-long position supporting the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Iraq Political-Military Affairs.
Master of Arts, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Bachelor of Arts, The Johns Hopkins University