Legal Director, Western Energy Project, Energy & Transportation Program
Areas of Focus
Clean energy, curbing pollution, environmental justice, green enterprise.
Noah Long is a staff attorney working with NRDC's Energy Program. Noah’s first project with NRDC began in 2006, when he helped initiate NRDC’s campaign to protect Chilean Patagonia from large hydro development. Later, he joined the Energy program with a focus on regulation of electric and gas utilities, to align company and customer incentives to minimize the societal cost of energy services. He has worked on policies to deploy renewable energy and energy efficiency, invest in clean energy research and development, and clean up dirty power plants. Noah also worked with NRDC's land and wildlife program to minimize environmental conflicts from siting renewable energy projects. He currently manages NRDC’s western clean energy work and coordinates a national network of advocates supporting strong and effective carbon standards for power plants. Noah holds a JD from Stanford Law School, an MSc. in International Development and Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Bowdoin College.