Bradley Steele helped to found Energy Federation in 1982 and is now the organization’s strategic advisor after transitioning his CEO role to Paul Danehy mid 2017. Prior to that, he served as EFI’s President since the organization’s inception.
Mr. Steele’s involvement in energy issues began in 1979 when he served as intern for the New England Energy Congress (NEEC) in Boston, undertaking research for the NEEC Electric Utilities Commission, evaluating proposed legislation, and writing memos for the New England Congressional Caucus.
He was hired by the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) in 1980 as an energy specialist. In that role he helped organize the energy cooperative, People’s Energy Resource Cooperative (PERC), becoming its executive director in 1982. PERC managed wood and oil buying co-ops, bulk materials purchases, managed low-interest loan programs, provided home energy audits, and organized an annual alternative energy home show. PERC was a founding member of EFI in 1982, along with five other similar non-profit organizations.
In 1990 Mr. Steele oversaw the merging of PERC with two other energy nonprofit groups to become Conservation Services Group (CSG), and has served as a member of CSG’s board of directors and it’s treasurer.
Under Bradley Steele’s leadership EFI has designed and operated some of the most innovative conservation materials distribution programs in the county. Mr. Steele is currently a member of the boards of directors of CSG and Affordable Comfort Inc. He has previously served on the boards of directors of Community Energy Partnership and the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Council.
Mr. Steele is a 1974 A.B. graduate of Harvard University.