Holmes Hummel is the founder of Clean Energy Works, which accelerates capital deployment for distributed energy solutions in the power sector. Clean Energy Works is known for building a bridge across the “clean energy divide” to allow investment in market segments that are hard to reach due to common disqualifying criteria for financing. At the Bloomberg New Energy Finance annual summit, Clean Energy Works won a Fire Award for high impact innovation in finance, receiving recognition for advancing the Pay As You Save® (PAYS®) system. From 2009 through 2013, Dr. Hummel served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy & International Affairs. In that capacity, Dr. Hummel stewarded the agency’s energy finance working group, and helped shape strategic priorities on a range of topics, including technology innovation, the water-energy nexus, and climate policy.