Douglas Hallett ASCEND

Douglas W. Hollett

President of MH Technology Partners

Doug Hollett is President of MH Technology Partners, a consulting practice in energy and aerospace technologies and policy. His current work focuses on carbon capture utilization and storage, geothermal energy, the critical minerals supply chain, and renewable energy integration.  He is particularly interested in the technology and policy tools required to attain durable environmental and climate targets, and the role of clean energy availability and cost in equitable economic growth.

A geologist by training, Doug had over 29 years operations and executive experience in the oil and gas sector, combined with 6 years at the U.S. Department of Energy, including as Director of the Geothermal Technologies Office, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, and PDAS/Acting Assistant Secretary Fossil Energy.  His early career included time at Audubon, USGS and in minerals exploration. After leaving DOE in late 2017, he lived in Australia in 2018 and consulted with the Federal and State governments and industry on clean energy research strategy, and autonomous operations and digital twin applications in complex energy systems.

Doug’s recent activities have included the Sandia National Laboratory Energy and Homeland Security External Advisory Board, and the National Academies CORES Committee which produced the “Earth in Time: A Vision for NSF Earth Sciences 2020-2030” report.  He is on the Board of Trustees at Wellesley College, and the National Academies Committee on Earth Resources

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