David Posner

Technical Manager
  • Carbon-Free Electricity

David Posner is a Technical Manager in RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity practice. He is focused on 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, D.C., where he spent five years at the US Department of Energy in the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. David has taught at Yale University, the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, and the Universität Mannheim.


B.A. History, Cornell University
Ph.D. History, Yale University
MBA Finance, The Wharton School


Oakland, CA