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Visiting Scholar at Environmental Law Institute

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 Michael Curley Biography

Michael Curley is a lawyer who has spent the majority of his career in project finance and the last 30 years in energy and environmental finance. He joined the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) as a Visiting Scholar in 2013. Curley published "Paying for Tomorrow," by ELI in July 2018. He does commentary on environmental issues on WYPR, the national public radio station serving Maryland.

Curley is the author of Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment, published by Taylor & Francis in 2014. The Central University for Finance & Economics in China has translated this book into Chinese and asked him to write a special Preface for them.

Curley also wrote "The Handbook of Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems," published by Times/Mirror and "Fundamentals of Water Finance," which was published by Taylor & Francis in October 2016. He contributed to the Huffington Post for four years and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Press Club. He has also published over 50 articles.

Curley has worked in 40 countries, primarily as the Senior Financial Advisor to the Office of International Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in the same capacity for the World Resources Institute. His primary work with EPA was in Russia, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, and in Kazakhstan, where he built basic water and sanitation systems in 15 rural villages and set up a system for financing them throughout the country. Curley has had extensive dealings with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

In 1990, Curley was appointed to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board at EPA, where he served for 21 years under four Presidents. Over the last 20 years, he has taught environmental & energy finance and law courses at the Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University as well as the Vermont Law School. He founded the Environmental Finance Centers at the University of Maryland, Syracuse University and Cleveland State University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of “Protect Our Power”, a not-for-profit corporation created to defend the country’s electric power grid from cyber attacks and electromagnetic pulses.

Curley is also an entrepreneur. In the early 1980’s, he raised the venture capital for, founded, and served as president and CEO of the third municipal bond insurance company in the world and the first to insure economic development projects. The company had 28 employees when he sold it to a major international bank. Curley was also a partner in the celebrated New York City law firm of Shea & Gould.

Curley has also served in several roles in government. First, as Deputy Commissioner (Secretary) & General Counsel of the New York State Department of Economic Development; and then as President and CEO of the State’s bank for economic development. He was also the General Counsel of the New York State Science & Technology Foundation, the State’s venture capital agency. Prior to that, Curley served as Parliamentarian of the New York State Assembly and Associate Counsel to the Speaker and was also an Assistant to Congressman Richard D. McCarthy (D-NY) in Washington, DC. He also served as Adjunct Professor of Banking & Finance at New York University teaching Venture Capital and Capital Markets. Curley was appointed to the Board of Directors of the United Nations Development Corporation by New York City Mayor Ed Koch.

As a member of the Board of the International Rural Water Association, Curley built water and basic sanitation systems in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala in addition to his previous work in Kazakhstan. He continued this work for several years privately in Honduras and Guatemala.

When Curley is not doing environmental finance, he is writing fiction. His first novel, a thriller entitled YELLOWSTONE: Final Extinction, was published in January 2016. He published a short story version of YELLOWSTONE, entitled “Final Extinction”, in 2015 in an anthology of works by members of the National Press Club. In 2017, he published a short story entitled “Bridgette’s Guardians”. In November 2108, he published his second novel, The Calypso Virus. And in March 2019, he published a third short story: “Molly McNamara, CyberAdmiral”.

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Fundamentals Of Water Finance

Fundamentals Of Water Finance

Finance Policy For Renewable Energy And A Sustainable Environment (energy And The Environment)

Finance Policy For Renewable Energy And A Sustainable Environment (energy And The Environment)

Handbook of Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems

Handbook of Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems

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Visiting Scholar at Environmental Law Institute

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Michael Curley Biography

Michael Curley is a lawyer who has spent the majority of his career in project finance and the last 30 years in energy and environmental finance. He joined the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) as a Visiting Scholar in 2013. Curley published "Paying for Tomorrow," by ELI in July 2018. He does commentary on environmental issues on WYPR, the national public radio station serving Maryland.

Curley is the author of Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment, published by Taylor & Francis in 2014. The Central University for Finance & Economics in China has translated this book into Chinese and asked him to write a special Preface for them.

Curley also wrote "The Handbook of Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems," published by Times/Mirror and "Fundamentals of Water Finance," which was published by Taylor & Francis in October 2016. He contributed to the Huffington Post for four years and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Press Club. He has also published over 50 articles.

Curley has worked in 40 countries, primarily as the Senior Financial Advisor to the Office of International Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in the same capacity for the World Resources Institute. His primary work with EPA was in Russia, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, and in Kazakhstan, where he built basic water and sanitation systems in 15 rural villages and set up a system for financing them throughout the country. Curley has had extensive dealings with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

In 1990, Curley was appointed to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board at EPA, where he served for 21 years under four Presidents. Over the last 20 years, he has taught environmental & energy finance and law courses at the Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University as well as the Vermont Law School. He founded the Environmental Finance Centers at the University of Maryland, Syracuse University and Cleveland State University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of “Protect Our Power”, a not-for-profit corporation created to defend the country’s electric power grid from cyber attacks and electromagnetic pulses.

Curley is also an entrepreneur. In the early 1980’s, he raised the venture capital for, founded, and served as president and CEO of the third municipal bond insurance company in the world and the first to insure economic development projects. The company had 28 employees when he sold it to a major international bank. Curley was also a partner in the celebrated New York City law firm of Shea & Gould.

Curley has also served in several roles in government. First, as Deputy Commissioner (Secretary) & General Counsel of the New York State Department of Economic Development; and then as President and CEO of the State’s bank for economic development. He was also the General Counsel of the New York State Science & Technology Foundation, the State’s venture capital agency. Prior to that, Curley served as Parliamentarian of the New York State Assembly and Associate Counsel to the Speaker and was also an Assistant to Congressman Richard D. McCarthy (D-NY) in Washington, DC. He also served as Adjunct Professor of Banking & Finance at New York University teaching Venture Capital and Capital Markets. Curley was appointed to the Board of Directors of the United Nations Development Corporation by New York City Mayor Ed Koch.

As a member of the Board of the International Rural Water Association, Curley built water and basic sanitation systems in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala in addition to his previous work in Kazakhstan. He continued this work for several years privately in Honduras and Guatemala.

When Curley is not doing environmental finance, he is writing fiction. His first novel, a thriller entitled YELLOWSTONE: Final Extinction, was published in January 2016. He published a short story version of YELLOWSTONE, entitled “Final Extinction”, in 2015 in an anthology of works by members of the National Press Club. In 2017, he published a short story entitled “Bridgette’s Guardians”. In November 2108, he published his second novel, The Calypso Virus. And in March 2019, he published a third short story: “Molly McNamara, CyberAdmiral”.

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  • How to book Michael Curley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Curley for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Curley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Curley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Curley?

    Booking fees for Michael Curley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Curley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Curley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Curley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Curley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Curley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Curley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Curley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Curley for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Michael Curley generally travels from Baltimore, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Andrew Steer, Naoko Ishii, Daniel Esty, Sonia Yeh and Bill Richardson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Curley for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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