David Pomerantz is the executive director of the Energy and Policy Institute.
Prior to joining EPI, David spent eight years working with Greenpeace to move the electric sector away from fossil fuel and towards renewable energy. As a senior climate and energy campaigner, David coordinated Greenpeace’s “Click Clean” campaign for a greener internet. The campaign resulted in major internet technology companies, including Apple and Amazon, committing to power their data centers with 100% renewable energy. The campaign catalyzed hundreds of megawatts of new renewable energy development, and helped to defend and expand renewable energy policies and investment in the United States and abroad. David also led the development of Greenpeace’s strategy to push utilities toward renewable energy in Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia.
In addition, David designed and implemented the communications strategy for Greenpeace’s work on electricity, leading to media coverage in Bloomberg Businessweek, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Wired Magazine. He also helped to build Greenpeace’s field presence on coal-related issues in 2010 and 2011 and worked with communities in Ohio and New England in 2008 and 2009 to push members of Congress to support climate change and toxic chemical legislation. He previously worked as a reporter for newspapers in Boston and New York City.
David graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in History from Tufts University. A transplanted New Yorker, he now lives in San Francisco.