Michael Powelson

of The Nature Conservancy

Michael Powelson is the Director of Energy Programs for the Nature Conservancy. Michael brings the Conservancy’s scientific expertise and his own background in environmental policy to bear, working to curb the impacts of energy development on people and nature and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector. Michael’s professional experience, including 14 years with the Conservancy, consists mainly of natural resources management and energy development policy work.

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