Rachel Fakhry

Policy Director, Emerging Technologies, Climate & Energy

Rachel Fakhry leads and sets the strategic direction for NRDC’s advocacy around emerging technologies, including efforts to bolster federal investments in clean energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D), ensuring the responsible and climate-aligned deployment of renewable hydrogen, as well as developing and helping coordinate NRDC’s position and engagement on other emerging technologies that may be necessary to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century. Fakhry also has expertise in energy and deep decarbonization modeling owing to her years as a senior analyst at NRDC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University. Fakhry is based in NRDC’s Washington, D.C., office.

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