As the Global Engagement Lead, Clean Energy for WRI’s Energy Program, Laura Van Wie McGrory works with WRI colleagues throughout the world and with local partners to address policy barriers and mobilize investment for scaling up renewable energy in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Her areas of focus include clean energy financing, industrial decarbonization, and just energy transitions in Africa.

Laura has been working to advance climate mitigation and clean energy across the globe for three decades. Before coming to WRI, she worked with the Alliance to Save Energy, managing international energy efficiency projects and coalitions and providing energy policy guidance in the United States, Asia, Africa, SE Europe, and Latin America. Laura’s previous positions included a decade-long stint with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory supporting the U.S. appliance standards program and the Department of Energy’s international work, and serving as the Head of LBNL’s Washington, DC office. Prior to that she worked with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to produce several climate change mitigation reports and held consulting roles with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the World Bank, and the International Institute for Energy Conservation.

Laura serves on the board of the Efficiency Valuation Organization. She has a Master of International Affairs/Environmental Policy degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.