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Caroline Zhu

Senior Associate
  • China Program

Caroline is a Senior Associate with the power team in RMI’s China Program, primarily working on BRC China and conducting research on power market reforms.


Prior to joining RMI, Caroline was a marketing analyst at Proton OnSite, working on market and policy research for hydrogen technology, marketing strategy development, and data management. She has researched international utility regulations and business strategies, tracked investments of clean tech start-ups, and performed business analysis while interning in venture capital firms. Her graduation capstone project was to advise the Mexico Energy Commission on implementation of secondary and financial derivatives market for renewable energy certificates.


MPA, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

BA, University of Virginia

Why I Love Working At RMI

“Be a practical dreamer, backed by action.”

Authored Works

Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement in China

The past year has been an exciting time for corporate renewable energy procurement in China. The Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) released three drafts of a new Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policy for comment and intends to implement this policy on January 1, 2019. Concurrently, an increasing number of companies…