As Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Center for Energy and Environment, Mike Bull is responsible for development, evaluation and communication of effective clean energy regulatory and legislative policies for CEE. A strategic energy professional with over 25 years of experience shaping state and Midwestern energy policies, Mike has held a number of legislative, regulatory and policy positions in Minnesota state government, including Senior Policy Advisor for Energy and the Environment for former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. He later held policy positions at Clean Grid Alliance (formerly Wind on the Wires), the Midwest regional partner for the American Wind Energy Association, and Xcel Energy, one of the nation’s largest combination electric and gas utilities.
Significant projects Mike has worked on since joining CEE include:
In addition to his work at CEE, he serves as vice chair of the Board of Directors for Clean Grid Alliance and was appointed by Governor Tim Walz to the Governor’s Council on Biofuels in November of 2019.
Mike earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.