Mike Carr | Partner
Mike Carr is a partner at Boundary Stone Partners. He served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Senior Advisor to the Director of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. He was a member of the leadership team advising the Secretary on clean energy policy and deployment, in addition to being a guiding force on the R&D and deployment agenda within EERE.
Since 1996, Mr. Carr has advised on law and policy both inside and outside of government, with a particular specialization in environment and natural resources law. Prior to serving the President at DOE, Mike served as Senior Counsel to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources from 2004 to June 2012. There, his portfolio primarily focused on technology development programs and financing and early commercialization of emergent clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. In that influential role, he conceived of, drafted, and guided through Congress a number of incentive programs and laws that now direct major Department of Energy programs. Prominent examples include the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program (used by Tesla, Ford, and Nissan to significantly expand US manufacturing of cutting-edge vehicles), and the L-Prize (which helped catalyze the commercial introduction of consumer LED light bulbs), among other programs.
In private practice, Mr. Carr specialized in litigation involving NEPA, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act. He managed environmental and appropriations issues for Representative David Skaggs (D-CO) until 1998, then worked in the Solicitor's Office of the Department of the Interior through 2002. He holds a law degree from Lewis and Clark College and a Bachelor's from the University of Colorado – Boulder.