EnergySourceJul 28, 2021
These military veterans are solving our energy and climate problems, one idea at a time
By Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 2
A series of policy papers focusing a host of topics from Just Transition policy in Colorado, to hydrokinetic energy in rural areas, to port decarbonization strategies, all written by the Atlantic Council's Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows.
Washington, DC | US Navy Veteran
Mike Petersen is a regional planning and effectiveness manager for the corporate affairs wing of energy major Shell. He has previously held roles with the company in offshore and onshore supply chain and in business improvement in the global government relations practice. From 2018 to 2019, he took leave to pursue a Bosch Fellowship in Germany through which he worked in business development roles for residential battery storage company Sonnen and Smart Home e-commerce platform Tink GmbH. Prior to beginning his energy industry career, Mike spent nearly six years on active duty, primarily in the surface fleet but also in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mike is currently an executive-in-residence with clean tech incubator Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator. He was named a 2021 Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Executive Fellow; a 2018-2019 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow; and a 2009 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Mike received a BA in German from Tulane University, a MA in International Relations from the University of Cape Town, an MBA from the University of Illinois at Champaign, and is currently pursuing a doctorate with a focus on sustainable energy systems at Georgetown University.