Coal economics have eroded dramatically in recent years, so much so that the continued use of existing coal-fired power often imposes a cost burden on electricity customers that exceeds the cost of newer and cleaner sources of power. Resource planning analyses performed by utilities across the country—including PacifiCorp in…
David is a consultant to RMI, specializing in evaluating the impact of tax policies on the clean energy transition.
Before RMI, David was a Consultant at CPI Energy Finance in San Francisco, working on a team that developed innovative financing tools to accelerate the retirement of coal-fired power plants. Before moving to the Bay Area, he was a policy analyst in Washington, DC, where he spent five years at the U.S. Department of Energy in the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. David has a PhD in history and has taught at Yale University, the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, and the Universität Mannheim.
B.A. History, Cornell University 1989
Ph.D. History, Yale University, 1997
MBA Finance, The Wharton School, 2003