Our climate experts


  • Russell, Loni California Field Manager, Moms Clean Air Force envelopeContact Loni

    Areas of expertise: California Climate Policy, Political Science, Public Health, European Affairs

    Office: San Francisco

  • Ruta, Gwen Senior Vice President, Climate and Energy

    Areas of expertise: Corporate partnerships, antibiotic resistance, business and the environment, EDF Climate Corps, fleet vehicles, food and beverage, Green Portfolio Project, Green Supply Chain, Innovation Exchange, nanotechnology, paper and packaging, private equity and financial services

    Office: Boston

  • Areas of expertise: Natural gas law and policy, water

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Schrag, Jonathan Senior Director, Clean Energy Idea Bank envelopeContact Jonathan

    Areas of expertise: State electricity policy, transforming utility business models

    Office: New York City

  • Schwartzman, Steve Senior Director, Tropical Forest Policy envelopeContact Steve

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, tropical forest policy, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD), Brazil and the Amazon, indigenous peoples, incentives for environmental protection

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Shaw, Rebecca Associate Vice President & Senior Lead Scientist envelopeContact Rebecca

    Areas of expertise: Climate change and risk reduction, ecosystem resilience, ecosystem services, land and freshwater conservation, agricultural sustainability, natural infrastructure, marine conservation.

    Office: San Francisco

  • Shea, Ellen Analyst, EDF Climate Corps envelopeContact Ellen

    Areas of expertise: Corporate Partnerships, EDF Climate Corps, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability Strategy

    Office: Boston

  • Sopher, Peter Policy Analyst, Clean Energy envelopeContact Peter

    Areas of expertise: Electricity grid modernization; Carbon markets

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Areas of expertise: Transportation, energy demand, shale gas

    Office: New York City

  • Areas of expertise: Food and Agriculture, Retail

    Office: Bentonville, Arkansas

  • Sterner, Thomas Senior Contributing Economist envelopeContact Thomas

    Areas of expertise: Selection and design of environmental policy instruments; economics in general; climate and energy; natural resource economics

    Office: New York City

  • Symons, Jeremy Assistant Vice President, Climate Political Affairs envelopeContact Jeremy

    Areas of expertise: Political affairs; climate change solutions, U.S. climate change and energy policy; US Congress

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Wagner, Gernot Lead Senior Economist envelopeContact Gernot

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, climate economics, environmental markets, energy

    Office: Boston

  • Walker, Derek Associate Vice President, U.S. Climate and Energy Program envelopeContact Derek

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, California climate and energy policy, Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD)

    Office: San Francisco

  • Wang, Lei China Program Coordinator envelopeContact Lei

    Areas of expertise: China, climate change, global warming

    Office: New York City

  • Warner, Mandy Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy envelopeContact Mandy

    Areas of expertise: Climate and air policy, power sector issues, pollution control technologies, regulatory policy, hazardous air pollutants, conventional pollutants, Congress.

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Wentzell, Scott Project Manager, EDF Climate Corps envelopeContact Scott

    Areas of expertise: Energy efficiency and strategic energy management, EDF Climate Corps, relationship building and corporate partnerships

    Office: Boston

  • Areas of expertise: Climate change, Land, Water & Wildlife Programs, environmental markets, forest communities

  • Wood, Scott Manager, EDF Climate Corps envelopeContact Scott

    Areas of expertise: Corporate sustainability, Energy management, Stakeholder engagement

    Office: Boston

  • Wright, Sean Senior Analyst, Corporate Partnerships envelopeContact Sean

    Areas of expertise: Corporate partnerships, natural gas, energy, research, business and the environment

    Office: Washington, D.C.


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