Matt Hourihan is a Clean Energy Policy Analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Prior to joining ITIF, he served as Jan Schori Fellow at the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, a coalition of energy firms and utilities working to engage policymakers for market-based solutions to sustainable energy development and climate change. While at the Council, Mr. Hourihan monitored the development of state and regional energy and carbon programs, in addition to supporting the organization’s federal policy work.
As a graduate student, he interned with the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Science, Technology, and Congress, where he focused on climate change legislation, energy technology, patent reform, and other science and technology-related issues. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Hourihan spent five years as a cause communications professional and journalist. This included two years in support of organizing and electoral campaigns at SEIU, and two years developing and implementing strategic outreach and media relations at the Ocean Conservancy. He holds a Master of Public Policy with a focus on science & technology policy from George Mason University, and a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College.