- Industry and Heavy Transport
Ned Harvey is a Managing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). He leads RMI’s Program focused on heavy transport, energy-value chains, and commodity supply chains. He is integrally involved in initiatives focused on aviation; trucking, shipping & freight, mining, and oil and gas.
Ned’s 10-year tenure at RMI leverages his twenty years of diverse business leadership experience. Prior to leading the Industry Program, Ned led the execution of the institute’s acquisition of the Carbon War Room. Prior positions at RMI include serving as the institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Program Director for the Solar Market Transformation Program and Head of Development.
Ned also founded and led several Renewable Energy Development companies and served as an executive for a global consultancy. In his early career, Ned spent eight years as an officer in the United States Navy, serving aboard nuclear submarines and in the Tomahawk cruise missile program office.
Ned received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego. Ned serves on the boards for the Harvard Business School Club of Colorado and the Colorado Clean Tech Industry Association.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
MBA, Harvard Business School
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering,University of California at San Diego.
Ned serves on the boards for the Harvard Business School Club of Colorado and the Colorado Clean Tech Industry Association.
Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish: The Problem with the EPA’s Proposed Changes to Current Methane Regulations
Penny-wise and pound-foolish is a great phrase to describe the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) plan to ease rules put in place to reduce harmful methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. While potentially saving money in the short term, a rollback of these policies and regulations is shortsighted and…
By most measures, the U.S. solar industry is doing very well with gross installation rates, growing by at least 2x per year for the past several years. Yet, sustaining recent growth rates—or even accelerating the market’s pace—is far from guaranteed.
Thanks to all of you who were able to join us live at our “Solar Issues of the Day: Customer Acquisition” Google hangout …particularly if you originally intended to attend the earlier broadcast which was hijacked by technical gremlins...and to those of you who viewed the archived video later.
Last week, I participated in the Clinton Global Initiative America conference, (CGI America) in Chicago. Now in its second year, CGI America is an annual event focused on finding solutions that promote economic recovery in the United States.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about innovation, especially about how it might spread through the global energy system. I’m especially interested in how entrepreneurs and new technologies may create disruptive innovation within the system and what that’s likely to look like.
The leadership of the solar industry let out a collective gasp of relief Tuesday. While it seems that tariffs will be imposed on China’s exports of photovoltaic cells, at least for now they are relatively minimal. Yet it’s still a fragile time for the industry and anything that raises cost within the supply chain or to the end customer needs to be viewed as a potential threat to continued market expansion.
If you've have heard about Reinventing Fire, Rocky Mountain Institute's roadmap for a secure, renewable energy future, and are like almost everyone with whom I have talked about it, you wonder where to start. This blog is the first of several by RMI staff to help business leaders identify the steps they can take now to begin seizing the economic and competitive opportunities available by leading in the new energy era.
This post originally published on the BSR Blog [http://www.bsr.org/en/our-insights/blog-view/in-your-words-rmis-ned-harvey-on-leadership]. Ned Harvey is the chief operating officer and vice president of finance at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit think-and-do tank.