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Kate Gordon

Partner, Sustainability

Kate Gordon is a Partner in the Sustainability Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.

Kate Gordon is a is a nationally recognized expert on the intersection of clean energy and economic development. She is a Senior Advisor at the Paulson Institute, where she provides strategic support on issues related to climate change and sustainable economic growth.  She serves as a Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal as one of the paper’s “Energy Experts.”

Gordon was the Founding Director of the “Risky Business Project,” co-chaired by Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, and focused on the economic risks the U.S. faces from unmitigated climate change.  She was Senior Vice President for Climate and Energy at Next Generation, a non-partisan think tank, where she worked on policy development as well as large-scale national communications and research projects.

Previously, Gordon served as Vice President of Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress, where she helped develop policy recommendations and author Congressional testimony related to the cap-and-trade negotiations, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and American Reinvestment and Recovery Act implementation.  Prior to, Gordon was the Co-Executive Director of the national Apollo Alliance (aka Blue Green Alliance).

Gordon earned a law degree and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of California-Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.  She serves on the non-profit boards of Vote Solar, Center for Carbon Removal, and the American Jobs Project.

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