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Nathan Iyer

Nathan Iyer

  • US Program

Nathan Iyer is an Associate with the US program at RMI. He is designing and building 20 state-level policy simulator tools to support effective subnational climate and energy packages in partnership with Energy Innovation.

He also supports the Beyond Carbon analytics work stream.


Nathan spent several years conducting neuroscience drug discovery research at Vanderbilt. His path to RMI began after reading the 1.5°C IPCC report, inspiring him to lead a university-wide movement for 100 percent renewable energy. At Duke, he analyzed state and federal policy briefs and designed a seminar about evidence-based policy.

Education & Awards

B.A. with honors, Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University

M.A., Bioethics and Science Policy, Duke University


Washington, D.C.

Authored Works
Wind turbines and solar panel field

Policy Memo: Clean Hydrogen Abatement

Scaling up green hydrogen can help accelerate our clean energy future. Green hydrogen is the process by which hydrogen is created using clean energy sources. In this memo, RMI outlines policy recommendations for successful and viable deployment— as hydrogen will be key to sectors of the clean economy where electrification is not possible.