Steve Moilanen is Chief of Staff to the Founding Director at the Center on Global Energy Policy.. Prior to joining the Center, Steve co-founded and served as the founding CEO of Solstice, a Boston-based social enterprise aimed at radically broadening the number of American households that can benefit from solar power. During Steve’s tenure, Solstice partnered with thousands of households across the Northeast, raised millions of dollars in financing, and expanded to a staff of more than 25 individuals.
Prior to founding Solstice, Steve helped to craft U.S. energy policy on behalf of the White House Office Energy and Climate Change, which was responsible for crafting federal investments in clean energy, promulgating fuel efficiency standards, and managing the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Steve has also worked for the United Nations Environment Program, the United States Department of Energy, and Obama for America.
In recognition of his work in the social sector, Steve has been selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow, a Halcyon Fellow, and one of Pacific Standard magazine’s “30 Thinkers Under 30." His writing has been featured in Forbes, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and the Huffington Post.
Steve holds a graduate degree in public administration from Princeton University and an undergraduate degree in international relations from Brown University.