BBL with Michael Skelly, President Clean Line Energy Partners

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The United States has some of the best renewable energy resources in the world. Bolstered by these resources, the advancement of renewable energy technologies and the need for cleaner energy, the U.S. is moving towards a clean energy economy.  However, continued growth of renewable energy in the U.S. faces a serious challenge: the lack of transmission.

Join Clean Line Energy Partners President, Michael Skelly for a discussion of the opportunities and challenges of building energy transmission in the US.


BBL with Michael Skelly, President Clean Line Energy Partners

 Michael Skelly is the Founder and President of Clean Line Energy. Michael founded the company with the hope that Clean Line’s projects will bring about thousands of megawatts of new renewable energy projects.

Prior to founding Clean Line, Michael led the development of Horizon Wind Energy from a two-man company to a leadership position in the U.S. wind industry. Before Horizon, Michael developed thermal, hydroelectric, biomass and wind energy projects in Central America with Energia Global. In the early 1990’s Michael co-founded the Rain Forest Aerial Tram, a mile-long tramway system which takes visitors on an aerial tour of the rain forest in Costa Rica. In 2008, he ran for the United States Congress as the Democratic nominee in the seventh District of Texas.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Central America before obtaining an MBA from Harvard Business School. Today, Michael sits on the boards for Houston Parks Board, Trees for Houston, and Houston B Cycle.


Steyer Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance

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