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 spirited, young daughter in Montpelier, Vermont.