Carl Zichella is the director for western transmission for the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is the organization’s lead staff for western U.S. renewable energy transmission siting and serves on a nationwide team working on renewable energy development issues. He works with a variety of stakeholders to find renewable energy transmission solutions that accelerate renewable energy development while respecting wildlife and land conservation efforts.
Before joining NRDC he was the director for western U.S. renewable projects for the Sierra Club. He served in leadership capacities on the Sierra Club staff for 23
Mr. Zichella is a former director of the Climate Action Reserve, a director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology (CEERT), environmental representative to the Western Governor’ Association Renewable Energy Zone identification process, environmental representative for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council’s Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committee, and a founding director of the American Wilderness Coalition.