Vignesh Gowrishankar


Vignesh Gowrishankar explores policies and programs designed to promote energy efficiency and clean energy technologies, improve the electrical grid, and make the production of natural gas cleaner and safer. Before joining NRDC, he spent two years in Melbourne, Australia, where he served as a senior policy adviser on climate change preparedness and mitigation at the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the state of Victoria. Previously he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He attended the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, and received his PhD from Stanford University researching solar cells. He is based in New York City.

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We can do it with a bold and rapid, but achievable, expansion of energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles and decarbonized buildings, all supported by a modernized grid. Plus, we don’t need to wait for breakthroughs—we can achieve our goals with the tools we already have. Views
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Clean Energy Is America’s Next Frontier & Path to a Safer Climate
NRDC’s new report , America’s Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate Future , shows how the United States can meet our short- and long-term climate goals relying primarily on today’s proven clean energy solutions—and with tremendous climate and health benefits that far surpass the...
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