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Lara Pierpoint
Director of Climate

I am passionate about technologies that meaningfully reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a cleaner environment. At Actuate, my job is to design and run programs that get emissions-reducing technologies on the ground faster: experimenting with new approaches that will speed demonstration, deployment, and scale-up of climate change mitigation systems.

Prior to Actuate, my career has taken me through leadership roles in corporate R&D, policymaking, and analysis.

  • Director of Technology Strategy for Exelon, 2016 - 2021. Exelon is a Fortune 100 energy company with over 12 million electricity and gas customers and one of the largest and cleanest generation fleets - including the biggest nuclear portfolio. At Exelon, I led the Corporate Strategy technical team. I advised the company on energy technology trends, invested in early- and mid-stage energy storage technologies, and ran Exelon’s partnership R&D program.
  • Director of the Office of Energy Supply Security, U.S. DOE Office of Policy and Systems Analysis, 2013 - 2016. I was responsible for policy and analysis related to coal, gas, and nuclear power and energy cyber and physical security.
  • AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, 2012-2013. My focus areas included nuclear power and waste issues, energy finance, and electricity storage.
  • Ph.D. in Engineering Systems, MIT; S.M. in Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT; S.M. in Technology and Policy, MIT; B.S. in Physics, UCLA.
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