Alex Piper

Alex Piper

Alex Piper is a former senior associate on RMI’s US Program. On the federal policy team, Alex focused on clean hydrogen and industrial decarbonization policy.

Alex helped lead policy engagement on 45V clean hydrogen production tax credit implementation and hydrogen demand side incentives, convened financial and hydrogen industry stakeholders to tease out challenges and opportunities in the policy space, and authored thought leadership pieces on “three pillars” rules for the 45V tax credit. Alex also focused on aviation, fertilizer, and steel decarbonization efforts. Among other things, he engaged on clean fuel standard policies at the state and federal level, roadmaps fertilizer decarbonization policy pathways, and supports Congressional steel decarbonization efforts.

He is an author on multiple RMI reports, analyses, and public comments including 45V Treasury comments for the record, hydrogen policy position papers, and a US SAF policy report.


Alex was previously the senior legislative assistant for Congressman Peter Welch (VT), handling his energy, environment, and agriculture portfolio. Prior to that, Alex worked for Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) on the same issues. In 2016, Alex served as a community organizer in Ohio on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.


BA, Political Science (concentration in Public Policy), Kenyon College