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.
Detroit, Michigan | US Navy Veteran
Taylor Searcy is an engineering manager with DNV GL, an international consultancy delivering world-renowned testing, certification, and advisory services throughout the energy value chain. He leads the technical team of DTE’s Energy Efficiency Program for Business, which incentivizes energy efficiency projects for commercial & industrial customers throughout Michigan.
Prior to working for DNV GL, Taylor was a sustainability consultant based in Fiji. He supported the island nation’s pursuit of low-carbon maritime transportation solutions with field research and published articles in the peer-reviewed journal Marine Policy. In 2015, he was both a Leader of Tomorrow at the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland and a fellow of the Northeast Asia Economic Forum’s Young Leaders Program in China.
Taylor previously served more than five years in the US Navy as a surface warfare officer stationed in Japan. He received a BS in political science from the US Naval Academy, an MS in international cooperation policy from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, and an MEng in material flow management from the Zero-Emission Campus at Trier University of Applied Sciences.