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Mark Silberg

  • Carbon-Free Electricity
  • US Program

Mark Silberg is a Manager in RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity practice where he leads RMI’s Beyond Carbon facilitation work.

As a part of RMI’s Building Electrification program, Mark was responsible for leading data analysis to inform program strategy. Previously, he supported multiple projects in Puerto Rico to align stakeholders around energy resilience and renewable energy policy, resulting in the territory’s landmark microgrid regulations and 100% renewable portfolio standard.

Mark has consulted with several private and public sector clients including PJM, NARUC, Commonwealth Edison, and multiple agencies in the U.S. Department of Defense.


Mark joined RMI in 2015 as the first eLab Network Manager, leading external engagement for the Electricity Innovation Lab, quadrupling the reach of that learning platform in two years and architecting eLab’s flagship events: eLab Summit and eLab Accelerator.

Before RMI, Mark was a founder of Spark Clean Energy, a nonprofit that ran the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cleantech University Prize. He has published research on environmental ethics, innovation in the electricity sector, and the political economy of climate change.


Mark holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Northwestern University and in 2016 was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Energy.


Washington, D.C.

Authored Works

Signs of Hope for US Federal Climate Action in 2021

As we enthusiastically bid 2020 farewell, for many reasons 2021 is starting to feel like a year to be hopeful. While the roll-out of vaccines signal an impending slow-down to the pandemic, recent activity in DC is offering a similar glimpse to solutions on the horizon for the climate crisis.


Fossil Gas Has No Future in Low-Carbon Buildings

States and cities across the country are beginning to grapple with a persistent source of carbon emissions that has largely gone ignored: burning fossil fuels in buildings. While the electric power sector nationally has reduced emissions more than 25 percent, there has been no change in carbon emissions from direct…


Decarbonizing Urban Mobility

The past year has seen electric vehicle sales smashing records, transit agencies across the country placing orders for electric buses, utilities and regulators tackling tough questions around charging infrastructure, and governments and the private sector rolling out several long-distance public charging corridors that span the United States. However, a carbon-free…


Under the Hood of the Leading Transportation Projects in the Midwest: A Snapshot of RMI and M-TEC’s First Mobility Accelerator

The wheels of electric transportation in the United States are spinning at a rapid clip. Battery electric and hybrid electric vehicle (EV) sales jumped 28 percent from 2017 to 2018. Model availability and range are increasing, enabling more Americans to make the switch to electric. This momentum…