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.
Boulder, Colorado | US Army Veteran
Mike Henchen works to advance clean energy and heating solutions in US buildings at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). He and his colleagues have published multiple reports setting a vision for a building sector without fossil fuels and continue to work with stakeholders across the country to make this vision a reality. He has also led several projects supporting renewable electricity across the United States, including advising on energy policy and planning in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
Before joining RMI, Mike was an engagement manager for McKinsey, working primarily with electric utilities on operations and strategy projects. Mike also served as an officer in the US Army, deploying to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division from 2008 to 2009. Mike lives in Colorado with his wife and two young children. He holds a BS in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.