Luis Martinez

Director, Southeast Energy, Climate & Clean Energy Program

Luis Martinez’s advocacy for NRDC focuses on implementing state and regional climate policies, utility regulations, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation programs. After joining NRDC in 2004, Martinez helped to design, implement, and defend the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which became the first multi-state program to mandate greenhouse gas reductions from the electric sector. In 2012, Martinez moved to North Carolina to establish NRDC’s on the ground work in the state and across the Southeast, first focusing on protecting existing environmental safeguards and then moving to expand clean energy and clean transportation across the region. Prior to joining NRDC, he served as a special aide to the president of Puerto Rico’s Environmental Quality Board, as well as the agency’s legislative director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Michigan and a legal degree from Tulane Law School. He works out of NRDC’s satellite office in Asheville, North Carolina.


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