Originally published on The Climate Centre for Cities (C-Cube) website. If there’s one word to describe India’s goal of achieving 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy installation by 2022, it is “ambitious.” Of this, 40 GW need to come from rooftop solar (RTS) systems, which are installed on building premises and…
Since joining RMI in 2016, Ali has worked on programs that help non-utility buyers develop and implement renewable energy strategies. Ali is currently part of the City Renewables Accelerator (CRA): a collaborative effort that draws on the strengths of Rocky Mountain Institute, World Resources Institute, and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN). Specifically, the team supports the 25 cities selected to be a part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC), as well as USDN member cities on renewable energy procurements that will help them achieve their aggressive short-term goals.
As part of that work, she leads CRA’s engagement with 6 of the 25 cities, as well as a 6-month cohort of 15 cities all working towards procuring utility-scale renewable energy.
Previously, Ali was a part of RMI’s Business Renewables Center (now REBA), where she educated large corporations and supported them in developing their off-site renewable energy goals and procurement.
BA, Environmental Science and Economics, Middlebury College