Commissioner Kevin Knobloch

Kevin Knobloch is President of New York OceanGrid LLC, where he has led Anbaric’s efforts to develop offshore wind transmission in New York since April 2018. He previously was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at the Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he co-authored the report Clean Energy Policy and Expanding Markets: Insights from Corporate, Labor and Investor Leaders.

Knobloch was appointed by President Barack Obama to be Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Energy in June 2013 and worked with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in that role through January 2017. He was President of the Union of Concerned Scientists for ten years and Executive Director at UCS for four years before that. Earlier in his career, he served as Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth of Colorado, Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Ted Weiss of New York and Director of Conservation Programs at the Appalachian Mountain Club. He began his career as a reporter for The Berkshire Eagle and editor of The Swampscott Reporter, two Massachusetts newspapers.

Knobloch serves on the Board of Directors of the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, New York League of Conservation Voters, and Heartland Water Technologies. He is a Senior Research Affiliate of the Fletcher School’s CIERP and a Distinguished Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative. He holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a focus on natural resource economics, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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