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Amar Shah

  • Building Electrification

Amar is a Manager on RMI’s Building Electrification team, responsible for cross-cutting analytics to build a fact base on fossil fuels in buildings and identify highest priority opportunities.


Prior to RMI, Amar spent twelve years at Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), helping Global 2000 companies deploy data analytics capabilities to improve decision-making and go-to-market strategies. He has led engagements across three continents, with diverse industries spanning retail, financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Amar held a variety of market leadership, delivery, and product management roles, including Division Lead for Australia/New Zealand. Following acquisition of APT by MasterCard, Amar served as Vice President, Data & Services for MasterCard, where he was responsible for analytic partnerships with US Financial Institutions.


Amar holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, where he graduated with Distinction. He was a 2019 Fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute.


Oakland, CA

Authored Works
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All-Electric New Homes: A Win for the Climate and the Economy

Buildings are quickly becoming a cornerstone of ambitious climate policy, as policymakers recognize they can’t achieve the necessary science-based emissions reductions without tackling this stubborn sector. This means states and cities across the country won’t meet their climate goals if new buildings in their jurisdiction include fossil fuel systems that…

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After Pipeline Rejection, New York Must Chart a New Energy Path

In May, the State of New York put an end to the $1.4 billion Northeast Supply Enhancement gas pipeline into New York City by denying a crucial water permit. Now state leaders have an opportunity to pursue the efficiency and electrification solutions that can both ensure reliable energy supply and…

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California Can’t Wait on All-Electric New Building Code

In the past year, California cities have captured national attention with groundbreaking policies to reduce the use of fossil fuels in buildings, cutting carbon emissions and safeguarding public health in the process. This momentum has centered on an important first step: ensuring new buildings are efficient, modern, and all-electric. Still,…

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It’s Time to Incentivize Residential Heat Pumps

The United States has made significant progress decarbonizing the electricity sector in recent years, and as the grid continues to get cleaner, cities and states are turning their attention to other sectors, such as direct fossil fuel use in buildings. The use of gas or fuel oil for heating, hot…