Richard W. Caperton is the Managing Director of Energy at American Progress, where he leads the Energy Opportunity team’s work on renewable energy finance, electricity markets, and clean energy infrastructure. His work focuses on electric utility issues and designing tools that will encourage private investment in clean energy, such as tax policies and government credit programs. Caperton has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives and is regularly quoted in the press on these issues.
Prior to joining American Progress, Caperton was a policy fellow at the Alliance for Climate Protection, where he performed economic impact analyses of proposed climate legislation. He has also worked in government relations at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Caperton is a native of rural America, growing up in Virginia and Missouri. He received his M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a B.A. in politics from Pomona College.