Alex McRae

Alex McRae
Yale School of Management, MBA, 2020 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2020

Alex is a second-year joint-degree candidate at the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES). He is passionate about the environment and committed to playing a role in the fight against climate change. At Yale, Alex serves as the Student Program Manager for the Clean Energy Finance Forum as well as the Course Manager for Renewable Energy Project Finance with Yale's Certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy. His work is focused on addressing the financial challenges and opportunities involving renewable energy.

Alex spent this past summer at JPMorgan Chase & Co on their Energy & Sustainability Team as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow. He worked several projects aligned with the organization’s strategic renewable energy initiative that included evaluating onsite distributed energy generation, power purchase agreements, and energy storage projects. Prior to Yale, Alex was an Environmental Engineer for the U.S. Army.

Alex is a LEED Accredited Professional, Project Management Professional, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds a degree in Engineering Management with a focus in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys exploring this world with his wife and two children.

Authored Articles

Bloomberg Watches the Pulse of Renewable Energy

Today’s political, economic and social climate have made it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of all that is happening in the realm of renewables. In 0.56 seconds, a Google search for “renewable energy” will return roughly 3 million news headlines. As you peruse the top of the pile, you may be led to believe that the sector is in a downward spiral. But in the same sitting, you may also gain the impression that the industry is better than ever and is essentially unstoppable. In attempt to gain some clarity, Clean Energy Finance Forum interviewed the Head of Americas at...