Charles Hua is a recent graduate of Harvard College studying statistics and mathematics with a focus in climate and clean energy policy. While in college, Charles helped develop and write his university’s second sustainability plan, was appointed to serve as an undergraduate representative on its sustainability committee, and organized energy conferences. He has published thought leadership and research on equity outcomes of public utilities commissions with Jacqui Patterson, the effectiveness of renewable portfolio standards, and the role of technological innovation in the energy transition with the Harvard Kennedy School. Charles currently works as a policy analyst at Rewiring America, working to support clean energy and electrification policy.
Previously, Charles supported clean energy investment efforts with Generate Capital, developed clean energy projects with Avangrid, and analyzed climate policies with Clean Energy States Alliance. Charles has advised Fortune 500 companies and international NGOs on sustainability issues and serves on the Board of Directors for environmental nonprofits Clean Wisconsin, Slipstream, and Energy News Network. Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Charles organized a campaign that successfully petitioned his school district to become the largest in the U.S. at the time with a 100% renewable energy commitment. For his work, Charles has been recognized by the White House and U.S. Department of Education as a 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar, as an Energy News Network 40 Under 40 honoree, as a GreenBiz 23 Emerging Leader, and as an Aspen Institute Future Climate Leader.