Kevin Knobloch

Kevin Knobloch

President + CEO of Greentown Labs

Most recently, Kevin Knobloch was President of Knobloch Energy, an independent advisory and consulting firm providing strategic and tactical guidance to mission-driven companies, agencies and non-profit organizations to accelerate the deployment of clean energy and technology. In that capacity, he served as Acting Executive Director of the National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium for seven months, from June through December 2022.

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 that, Knobloch was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, 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 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 serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Clean Energy Council and National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium and on the Advisory Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University. He is a Distinguished Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative. 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.