Nick Pesta

Nick Pesta

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-Free Transportation

Nick is an Associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Transportation Team. He works both within RMI and with external stakeholders to identify and analyze critical greenhouse gas reduction pathways for limiting Earth’s warming to 1.5°C.


Before joining RMI, Nick worked as an analyst at Catalyst Off-Grid Advisors, a consulting group that focused on off-grid solar electrification. One of his key efforts was working with locally owned solar distribution companies in Africa to help them scale up their operations and attract investment to spur further growth. Previously, he worked as an energy engineer at Advanced Solar Products, designing commercial-scale solar energy and battery storage projects for clients in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.


M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania


Oakland, CA