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


2023's Record-Breaking Extreme Weather Makes Strong Power Plant Carbon Rules Even More Important

Climate change disproportionately impacts our most vulnerable communities. We need EPA to adopt the strongest possible limits on pollution from power plants in order to protect our region's health and environmental safety.


Brightening Georgia With Solar For Lower-Income Households and Nonprofits

Georgia Bright aims to extend the advantages of solar power to low and middle-income residents, ultimately reducing the burden of utility bills.


EPA's Community Change Grants: Empowering Grassroots Action

The Biden administration's $2 billion Community Change Grants Program empowers lower-income communities to tackle environmental hazards and climate change impacts at the grassroots level.

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