Manager, Clean Energy Markets
Nate Hausman is Manager, Clean Energy Markets, for WRI’s U.S. Energy Program. He leads projects to help ensure a clean, equitable, and resilient domestic energy future.
Before WRI, Nate worked for eight years at the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) where he engaged with state energy agencies on their distributed solar policies and programs. At CESA, Nate directed multistate projects focused on advancing locational decision-making for distributed energy resource development, helping reduce solar soft costs, and developing solar programs for under-resourced communities. Nate serves as Chair of the Board of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, a legislatively founded nonprofit providing support to Vermont-based green-economy businesses. He also serves as Secretary of the Board of the Catamount Trail Association, which expands access to Vermont’s backcountry through conservation, equity-centered youth programs, and stewardship of a 300-mile ski trail. Nate was selected for Renewable Energy World's 2018 “Solar 40 Under 40” list for his work “challenging and changing traditional solar business models” as a young professional. He was also recognized as a “Rising Star” by Vermont Business Magazine in 2020.
Nate is a licensed attorney. He holds a J.D. with a certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School and a B.A. from Colorado College.
He enjoys tromping around in the woods, flat-water paddling, and making wheel-thrown pottery. He lives with his wife and daughter and son in Montpelier, Vermont.
Clean EnergyVisit Project
Working with electricity customers, cities, regulators and utilities to drive the transition to a low-carbon grid.
Electric MobilityVisit Project
Increasing access to electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and optimizing to reduce emissions.Part of Cities
24/7 Carbon-Free EnergyVisit Project
This project aims to help large energy buyers explore 24/7 carbon-free energy —commitments, demand shifting approaches, procurement strategies, and tracking.
Utility Clean Energy SolutionsVisit Project
Working with utilities, cities and relevant stakeholders to explore how they can implement shared clean energy goals.
Equitable Clean Energy for CommunitiesVisit Project
Working to expand clean energy access to all communities, especially those who are climate-vulnerable and have historically had the least access to the benefits of clean energy due to systemic inequities.