Toba Pearlman

Senior Attorney & Renewable Energy Advocate, Climate & Clean Energy Program

Elizabeth Toba Pearlman leads NRDC’s work on renewable energy expansion in the Midwest, which encompasses wind, solar, storage, transmission, and grid design. Prior to this role, she managed NRDC’s clean energy advocacy in Illinois, including efforts to increase renewables, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles. Before joining NRDC, Pearlman worked at Tesla, focusing on electric vehicles and storage, and at SolarCity, focusing on solar. From 2012 to 2014, she was a legal fellow and outside counsel with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program. Directly after graduating from the George Washington University Law School, she was a legal fellow with the United Nations Environment Programme based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an alum of the College of William and Mary and is based in NRDC’s Chicago office. 


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