Neil leads clean energy market analyses, provides expertise for policy and strategy development, and supports design and implementation of energy programs. He has deep expertise assessing market risks and barriers, including detailed analyses in the wind, solar, energy efficiency, renewable heating and cooling, and electric vehicles sectors. He has led or supported clean energy market, investment, and policy analyses on behalf of the International Energy Agency, United Nations Environment Programme, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, City of Boston, New York City, and National Grid, among others.
Neil has contributed to numerous landmark projects designed to enhance adoption of sustainable energy sources. He supported the first regional cleantech cluster assessment in New England and regularly works with venture capital, corporate, start-up and university leaders engaged in early-stage technology commercialization. He also led a major research study that helped multilateral agencies design investment strategies that leverage private sector capital to drive clean energy deployment in developing countries. Results of this research were presented by the International Renewable Energy Agency at the COP21 in Paris.
Neil served as a Rappaport Public Policy Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a Fulbright scholar in Germany, and a Renewable Energy Fellow for the Heinrich Böll Foundation. He earned a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree from The University of the South (Sewanee).