Energy Policy Associate
Nick Martin is an Energy Policy Associate at the Pace Energy & Climate Center at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Nick leads the Center's efforts engaging in the Northeast's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)--the United States’ first regional carbon-dioxide cap-and-trade program. He also supports the Center's role in the Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition (NESEMC), a US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Solar Market Pathways project. NESEMC is housed as the Pace Energy and Climate Center, and the Coalition brings together solar energy business associations and other stakeholders in the Northeast to harmonize regional solar energy policy and advance the solar energy market. Nick has also spent considerable time on issues impacting combined heat and power, microgrids, community energy, and municipal climate policy.
In addition to his role at the Center, Nick serves as an ex officio board member and Executive Director Emeritus of the Northeast Clean Heat and Power Initiative (NECHPI). NECHPI is a 501(c)6 group representing the combined heat and power industry in the Northeast United States. NECHPI strives to promote policies and practices conducive to the deployment of clean heat and power in applications where high over-all efficiency and associated economic and environmental benefits can be achieved.
Prior to joining the Center, Nick received his Masters of Science in Climate Science and Policy from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. He also holds a B.S. in Environmental Health from the University of Georgia. During his studies, Nick worked on climate adaptation and communication issues in rural farming communities with the New Delhi based NGO Development Alternatives and investigated the characteristics and quality of public policy research at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. Nick has also held internships with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.