David is an attorney with his own policy and law practice in Portland Oregon. He focuses his practice in the areas of sustainability, clean technology, renewable energy and carbon regulation, drawing from his experience as Sustainability Policy Advisor to former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. In that capacity, he led the state’s participation in the Western Climate Initiative and in developing the state’s nationally recognized climate change and renewable energy policies. David has served on numerous renewable energy and energy efficiency boards and works with others on a contract basis both providing legal and policy expertise.
David was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal (1989-1991). He earned his law degree (J.D., cum laude, 1994) from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree (B.A. Philosophy 1988) from Trinity College, Hartford CT.
Oregon Governor Brown's recent executive order calls for energy efficient design in new buildings that will save people money on utility bills and make a big difference in reducing the building sector’s contribution to the climate crisis.
In another step toward a 100% clean energy future in the Northwest, the Oregon Public Utility Commission rejected Portland General Electric’s proposal for new fracked gas plants.
Oregon’s 2017 legislative session goes down as a mixed bag for climate and clean energy. We stopped a major rollback and secured funding for transportation, but with global warming already harming our health, economy, and natural systems –that's just not good enough.