Longtime conservative energy group leader steps down

By Timothy Cama | 04/08/2024 04:16 PM EDT

Rich Powell, the CEO of ClearPath, will jump to the Clean Energy Buyers Association next month.

Rich Powell.

Rich Powell, outgoing CEO of the group ClearPath, during a press conference on Capitol Hill in 2021. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The CEO of conservative clean energy advocacy group ClearPath is stepping down after a decade at the helm.

Rich Powell will leave the post next month to become CEO of the Clean Energy Buyers Association, the organizations announced. Powell has been ClearPath’s CEO since 2014.

Jeremy Harrell, ClearPath’s current chief strategy officer, will be promoted to CEO. Harrell has worked at ClearPath since 2017 and is currently its chief strategy officer.


“Jeremy knows clean energy technology as well as, if not better than anyone, and will bring his mastery of the policymaking process to lead our incredible team at ClearPath,” Jay Faison, ClearPath’s founder, said in a statement.