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Kenneth Alston

Kenneth Alston is Investment Manager at the California Clean Energy Fund in San Francisco, CA.  He leads the organization's development of financing strategies required to develop clean energy solutions at scale.  Prior to joining the California Clean Energy Fund, Alston worked from 2012-2016 in the Obama Administration at the White House and U.S. Department of Energy.  At the White House, Alston worked at the National Economic Council on economic and energy policy.  At the U.S. Department of Energy, he worked as Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy.  Alston is co-founder of the Department of Energy's Clean Energy Investment Center, chaired the Department's Energy Finance Working Group, led the Department's efforts to secure $4 billion in commitments for the White House Clean Energy Investment Initiative, and was an advisor on Power Africa.

Alston’s past experience also includes investment firms Penta Group and Investor's Circle, energy startup Simbol Materials, and strategy consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton.  He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an MS in Environment and Resources from the Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, where he was a Chevron Fellow.