Kevin Knobloch is Acting Executive Director of the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, beginning in that role in June 2022. He is also President of Knobloch Energy, an independent advisory and consulting firm providing strategic and tactical guidance to mission-driven companies, agencies and non-profit organizations in the clean energy and clean technology sectors.
Previously, Knobloch was President of New York OceanGrid LLC, where he led Anbaric’s efforts to develop offshore wind transmission in New York from 2018 to 2020. Prior to joining Anbaric, Knobloch was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at the Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he co-authored, with Professor Bobbi Kates-Garnick, the report Clean Energy Policy and Expanding Markets: Insights from Corporate, Labor and Investor Leaders.
Knobloch was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Energy in President Obama’s second term, working with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in that role from June 2013 through January 2017. He was President of the Union of Concerned Scientists for ten years. Earlier in his career, he served as Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth of Colorado, Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Ted Weiss of New York and Director of Conservation Programs at the Appalachian Mountain Club. He began his career as a newspaper journalist for two Massachusetts newspapers.
He is a Distinguished Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative and a member of the National Commission on Grid Resilience. He also serves on the Northeast Clean Energy Council Board of Directors and on the Advisory Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University. He holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, with a focus on natural resource economics, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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