Director of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Ken Alex is a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, the Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the Chair of the Strategic Growth Council, focusing on energy, environment, and land use issues. Before joining the Governor’s Office, Ken was the Senior Assistant Attorney General heading the environment section of the California Attorney General’s Office, and the co-head of the Office’s global warming unit. From 2000 to 2006, Ken led the California Attorney General’s energy task force, investigating price and supply issues related to California’s energy crisis. Ken is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. in political theory from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
California has ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction goals – 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Health care makes up 12.6% of the California state economy and accounts for nearly 10% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Many health systems in California are aggressively implementing […]