Mike Li joins ILLUME with nearly 20 years of experience working on energy policy for state, federal, and national governments. Mike believes people must be at the center of our solutions to tackle our climate and energy challenges. He brings that lens to drive stakeholder engagement to develop practical and meaningful solutions to meet policy and regulatory goals. Mike previously provided regulatory oversight of the EnergizeCT programs where he led the effort to incorporate a greater emphasis on equity and environmental justice into Connecticut’s energy efficiency program portfolio. While at the U.S. Department of Energy, he developed and led the Uniform Methods Project that established national practices for quantifying energy savings, created an evaluator certificate program now administered by the Association of Energy Services Professionals, and led multiple working groups for the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network. Mike held several positions with the State of Maryland and worked on establishing EmPower, Maryland’s energy efficiency and demand response programs. Mike holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, a Master’s in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior from Rutgers University. In his free time, you can find him mountain biking, playing golf, or going on adventures with his dogs.
Mike is located in Washington, D.C.