Franz Matzner

Director, Beyond Oil Initiative

Matzner directs NRDC’s Beyond Oil Initiative, which aims to lessen America’s dependence on energy derived from fossil fuels. With a policy background that encompasses energy, climate, and forestry, he previously served as NRDC’s Associate Director of Government Affairs. Prior to joining NRDC, Matzner was a senior policy analyst for agriculture and the environment at Taxpayers for Common Sense, the budget watchdog organization. He is based in Washington, D.C.