Senior Energy Economist, NRDC
Ashok Gupta is Senior Energy Economist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment with 1.2 million members, where he works with his colleagues on global warming policies, electric utility regulation, energy efficiency, renewables, and sustainable transportation. He was previously Director of Programs at NRDC as well as the Director of the Air/Energy Program. He has been with NRDC since 1991. He currently resides in the Kansas City area.
Mr. Gupta served as NRDC’s representative on Mayor Bloomberg’s Sustainability Advisory Board and Energy Policy Task Force. He is the recipient of American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2020 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings (Lifetime Achievement), the US Green Building Council’s 2007 Leadership Award for Advocacy, the Environmental Professional of the Year Award from the Association of Energy Engineers in 2003, and the Environmental Advocates’ 2001 Advocate Award for leadership in support of clean air and energy. Mr. Gupta also serves on the Boards of Directors of Alliance to Save Energy, Smart Growth America, PACE Nation, and Bridging the Gap.
Mr. Gupta has a bachelor’s degree in physics and math from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in economics from American University.