Co-Director, Energy Program
- Press Contact:
- Christine Keeves
Areas of Focus
Electric industry restructuring, electricity competition, utilities, renewable energy, nuclear issues, retail wheeling.
Ralph Cavanagh is a NRDC Energy Program Co-Director. Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford and UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall), and long-time faculty member for the University of Idaho’s Utility Executive Course. Served as a member of U.S. Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board (1993-2003). Current board memberships: Bipartisan Policy Center, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, California Clean Energy Fund, Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Technologies, Northwest Energy Coalition, Renewable Northwest, and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board of Texas-based Energy Future Holdings. Recipient of Heinz Award for Public Policy, Yale Law School's Preiskel-Silverman Fellowship, Lifetime Achievement in Energy Efficiency Award from California's Flex Your Power Campaign, Headwaters Award from Northwest Energy Coalition, and Bonneville Power Administration's Award for Exceptional Public Service.