Graham Pugh is an independent consultant focused on helping clients advance work on clean energy, energy access, and climate change technologies, policies and programs. Graham’s work draws on three decades of diverse experience in the tech sector, international development, public policy and philanthropy.
Graham’s government service includes working in the U.S. Department of Energy, where led the office that coordinated international clean energy and climate change cooperation through the Clean Energy Ministerial, an effort that involved 23 major economy governments working across multiple clean energy sectors. Graham also served in the Executive Office of the President, advising on policies to address the benefits and risks of increased natural gas extraction and supply, as well as leading a presidentially-directed interagency effort to understand policy and regulatory barriers to CCS. Graham was also a delegate to the UNFCCC and the IPCC while working at the U.S. Department of State.
Graham’s experience in philanthropy includes serving as Deputy Director of The Lemelson Foundation, where he advanced programs to inspire and enable young people to harness the power of invention to solve real-world problems that improve lives. Graham’s work in the tech sector includes more than a decade at Intel Corporation, where he focused on new semiconductor technology development, international technology cooperation and strategic investments.
Graham holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering, both from Cornell University. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, where he spent two years teaching science and mathematics in rural secondary schools.