Stephen Morel

Climate Finance Specialist, GCFF

Stephen Morel is a climate finance specialist with the Global Climate Finance Facility (GCFF), a US State Department/OPIC funded program aimed at bolstering projects in climate resilience, mitigation and energy efficiency throughout developing economies. In FY 2015, OPIC committed approximately $2 billion to renewables including wind, biogas/biomass, solar PV, and CSP generation technologies.

Of the renewable technologies, Mr. Morel has been very active in the development of geothermal power projects and the role of public-private partnerships in financing geothermal. In addition, Mr. Morel has focused his time with the GCFF on leveraging the build-out of OPIC’s renewable power generation portfolio into climate resilience and adaptation finance and insurance products. Mr. Morel joined OPIC in 2011. Prior to that, he worked in energy investment banking at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey (FBR) and Taylor-DeJongh (TDJ). He holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and lives in Washington, D.C.

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