Ben Shapiro

  • Carbon-Free Transportation

Ben is a Manager with RMI’s Carbon-Free Transportation team, aiming to catalyze rapid progress on emissions reductions in the transportation sector. His work focuses on pairing knowledge of both the electric power and transportations sectors to identify barriers and opportunities to vehicle electrification, while also listening to and leveraging the distinct expertise and perspectives of the many diverse stakeholders involved in the transition to a cleaner transportation system.


Prior to joining RMI, Ben spent several years with the consulting firm Energy & Environmental Economics (E3) where he focused primarily on economic and policy analysis of distributed energy resources and transportation electrification, as well as retail rate design and avoided cost development. His work in these areas at E3 was for a broad range of clients, including energy regulatory agencies, public and private electric utilities, community choice aggregators, battery storage developers, national laboratories, and NGOs, among others.

In his free time Ben enjoys time on the trail, live music, and adventures with his wife Kendra and canine compadre, Leo.

Education & Awards

MPP, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
BA, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz


Oakland, CA