Julian Harden

Clean Energy Coordinator

Julian Harden joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) in 2023 as the Clean Energy Coordinator. Julian’s focus is promoting equitable access to clean energy, energy efficiency, and electric transportation, devoting his time to where the most urgent needs and opportunities exist. Being based in Atlanta, he also adds additional capacity to SACE’s work in the Peach State.   

Julian has been a supporter of sustainability since 2020 and has a background in fighting for equality on local, state, and federal levels. Previously, Julian worked in environmental communications, promoting the message of environmentalism and sustainability in cities.  

Before joining SACE, Julian interned at the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance where he gained environmental policy experience working to transition the Southeast to 100% renewable energy. Julian also worked with the Southern Environmental Law Center, where he played a vital role in communicating the importance of environmental justice in the Southeast. 

Julian received his Bachelors in History and Masters degree in Urban Studies from Georgia State University. When he is not working, Julian loves to walk his dog Kylo, plan his next travel destination and watch his beloved teams Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta Hawks.  

Julian's Recent Posts


Southeast Residents Rally Behind Stricter Carbon Regulations for Power Plants

Residents across the Southeast are rallying behind the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon regulations for power plants, emphasizing a shared commitment to a cleaner future.


Takeaways from the Environmental Justice Summit: Understanding a Region’s History to Support its Future

On June 7th, Southern Alliance of Clean Energy staff joined over a dozen stakeholders for the Southeast Environmental Justice Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was hosted by the Harambee House Citizens…


Unprecedented Funding Opportunities for Home Energy Upgrades

SACE hosted a workshop in Knoxville to help spread awareness about the unprecedented opportunities for residents to make home improvements that reduce energy use, lower utility bills, and improve comfort and safety.