• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Libby Wayman

Breakthrough Energy Ventures


Libby Wayman is a Partner at Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investor-led fund created to accelerate the transition to clean energy and a decarbonized economy.  Prior to BEV, Libby led clean technology development at GE where she served as the Global Director of Innovation for GE’s Ecomagination strategy, where GE invested over $10B in clean technology and generated over $200B in revenue.  Libby also served as the Director of the US Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, which included clean energy manufacturing tax credits (48C), new research programs related to scaling clean energy technologies from lab to manufacturing scales, and new institutes for advanced manufacturing for clean energy technologies. Libby began her career in entrepreneurship and technology development, including establishing a company that develops and supplies equipment to the dairy cold chain in India, and research and development in solar at SunPower and Alion Energy.  Libby holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where she co-founded the MIT Energy & Climate Club.  Libby currently teaches MIT’s Climate & Energy Ventures course.

Sessions With Libby Wayman

Monday, 6 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 07:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 08:00 pm

    Financing Low Carbon: What makes an energy transition fund "green"?

    Capital is increasingly available for Energy Transition, or "green" funds, particularly in private markets. What are the investment criteria for potential companies in such funds and how do those criteria vary as the companies scale? Is there a sufficient pipeline of "green" companies on which to deploy the available capital? What is the outlook for further "greening" of public market funds and how much impact might that have on driving low-carbon innovation?