Zach Greene is a Senior Manager, Clean Energy within the U.S. Energy program. He supports local governments and large energy buyers in achieving their clean energy and climate goals. This includes leading cohorts on innovative clean energy procurement strategies, advising coalitions engaging on wholesale market issues, and advancing low-income community solar opportunities.

Prior to joining WRI, Zach served as Climate Advisor to the City of Philadelphia through the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. In this role, he supported the City’s Office of Sustainability in developing and implementing initiatives to reduce carbon emissions in the buildings and transportation sectors.

Zach has an extensive background at the intersection of clean energy and local government. As Program Director at The Solar Foundation he led SolSmart, a solar designation and technical assistance program for cities and counties funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Additionally, he served as Director of Communications for former mayor of Austin, Texas, Lee Leffingwell.

Zach holds a Master of Public Affairs from The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from The American University.

He lives in Philadelphia, and in his free time, Zach likes to ride transit and explore the city.