Last updated on: 2/17/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Kate Gordon, JD, MCP Biography

Title:
Vice Chair of Climate and Sustainable Urbanization for the Paulson Institute
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“In fact, even as oil and coal have grown more costly, we’ve seen dramatic decreases in the costs of solar and wind power and technologies to make buildings more energy efficient. We’re on the verge of seeing a transformation in the marketplace, where renewable energy is poised to out-compete fossil fuels in the near future—even with the heavily unequal playing field renewables have been forced onto.”

“Kate Gordon: Yes, but Stop Making Ineffective Investments-in Fossil Fuels,” wsj.com, Mar. 27, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Nonresident Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, 2016-present
  • Vice Chair of Climate and Sustainable Urbanization, Paulson Institute, July 2015-present
  • National Advisory Board Member, Presidential Climate Action Project, 2016-present
  • Board Member, Center for Carbon Removal, 2015-present
  • Advisory Board Member, Climate Advocacy Lab, 2015-present
  • Board Member, Vote Solar, 2015-present
  • Board Member, BlueGreen Alliance
  • Chair, Proposition 39 Citizen Oversight Board, 2014-present
  • Founding Director, Risky Business Project, Apr. 2013-Apr. 2015
  • Senior Vice President and Director for Climate and Energy, Center for the Next Generation, June 2012-Apr. 2015
  • Vice President of Energy Policy, Center for American Progress, 2009-2012
  • Co-Director, Apollo Alliance (now part of the BlueGreen Alliance), Aug. 2004-June 2009
Education:
  • MCP (Master of City Planning), City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley, 2002
  • JD, University of California at Berkeley, 2001
  • BA, American Studies, Wesleyan University, 1994
Other:
  • Twitter: @katenrg
  • Has testified before both the United Senate and House of Representatives about energy issues
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Subsidize Alternative Energies?