Associate Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program
Vignesh Gowrishankar currently explores policies and programs designed to promote electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other clean energy technologies, and to enhance the electrical grid. Before joining NRDC, Gowrishankar spent two years in Melbourne, Australia, where he served as a senior policy adviser on climate change preparedness and mitigation at the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the state of Victoria. He also worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He attended the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University researching solar cells. He is based in NRDC's New York City office.