Mr. Adler is a senior CGC fellow. He is also a senior Advisor at IBank and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Prior to this role, he was Vice President for Policy at the Energy Foundation, a partnership of grant makers advancing clean energy markets across the U.S. He was previously Managing Director of the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) and President of CalCEF Ventures, where he led the firm’s efforts to identify and catalyze transformational new investment theses across venture capital and project finance. He has served as senior analyst in the Division of Strategic Planning at the California Public Utilities Commission, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard and was senior staff for climate policy, and on the boards of the American Council on Renewable Energy, the Coalition for Green Capital, and the Vote Solar Initiative. He has a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Public Policy from Harvard University.