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David Gahl
Director of Strategic Engagement
(518) 487-1744

David Gahl is the Pace Energy and Climate Center’s Director of Strategic Engagement. He represents the Center in the New York State Capital and throughout the region. Prior to joining the Center, David held various positions at Environmental Advocates of New York, a watchdog group based in Albany. During his tenure, he oversaw all aspects of the organization’s policy analysis, advocacy and communications work. He also ran the organization’s clean energy campaign. David worked as a Senior Budget Analyst for the New York State Assembly Ways & Means Committee, and for the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. He is an expert on state finance as it pertains to environmental and energy policy. David earned a B.A. in History from Miami University in Ohio and an M.A. in Public Policy from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, SUNY Albany.


Proposed Legislative Budgets Mean Bad News for NY Clean Energy

As New York State budget negotiations kick into high-gear this week at the State Capitol, lawmakers should reject several bad ideas advanced on the energy and climate front.

First, the majority coalition that runs the State Senate advanced a plan that would cut all of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) operating appropriations.