RMI Promotes Key Staff to Accelerate Decarbonization Progress in the Financial and Electricity Sectors
Brian O’Hanlon and Mark Dyson take on senior leadership roles within Climate-Aligned Finance and Carbon-Free Electricity teams.
Boulder, CO – March 22, 2022
RMI today announced the promotion of key staff in order to expand RMI’s leading role in transforming our financial systems, industries and energy systems to secure a zero-carbon future for all. Brian O’Hanlon and Mark Dyson will take on senior leadership roles overseeing RMI teams working to accelerate decarbonization efforts within the financial sector and the electricity system, respectively.
The decisive decade for climate action is well under way — we must halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to ensure that global warming does not exceed an average of 1.5°C. Keeping that goal within reach requires an urgent transformation to a clean energy economy.
To accelerate change within the financial system and boost capital deployment for the transition to a secure, prosperous and equitable global economy, RMI has promoted Brian O’Hanlon to Managing Director of the Climate-Aligned Finance team. In this role Brian will work to empower governments, regulators and financial institutions to be strategic partners in ending the climate crisis.
“Combating climate change is my vocation. Where else but RMI would I find a global community of supportive and outlandishly talented professionals facing the climate change with applied hope? I am incredibly honored to serve in this role at such a critical time,” Brian said.
To further support RMI’s work to transform the electricity system for a 1.5°C future, RMI has promoted Mark Dyson to the role of Managing Director in the Carbon-Free Electricity team. Having joined RMI in 2008, Mark has led cutting-edge research projects on the value that renewable energy, demand flexibility and storage offer customers and the grid.
“I am delighted to move into a new role at RMI where I can further support our efforts to catalyze the transformation of the electricity system necessary to power a 1.5°C-aligned global economy,” Mark said of his new role.
“Brian and Mark have both achieved groundbreaking progress in their respective areas of work toward achieving a zero-carbon future for all, and we are proud to promote them,” said Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of RMI. “Our work on clean energy solutions across the financial sector, electricity systems and across the world is critically important during this decisive decade. RMI believes in investing in our staff to set them up for success in contributing to achieving global climate goals.”
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