Alec Appelbaum

Alec Appelbaum
News Editor, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
BA, Yale College 1993 MBA, Yale School of Management

Alec Appelbaum writes and teaches to help all stakeholders understand and act on climate challenges. He's written journalism and research for the New York Times, the Urban Land Institute, the Rockefeller Foundation, and many others.

He teaches writing to undergraduates at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He lives in a vertical small town in Lower Manhattan with his wife and two children. 

Authored Articles
The Coalition for Green Capital looks forward.

Jeffrey Schub urges Congress to seed jobs of the future by capitalizing a National Climate Bank. 

CBEYond the Moment: Jeffrey Schub on Green Banks as Growth's Guiding Lights

Projects to succeed fossil fuel can put millions to work in the wake of the Covid-19 shutdown. Politicians who embrace that idea, argues Coalition for Green Capital Executive Director Jeffrey Schub, can find a clap on the metaphorical back from the public. With polls showing three-fourths of a bipartisan sample favoring government investment in clean-energy jobs, the Coalition has kept arguing for a National Climate Bank and detailing plans for progress without one.
Joseph FIordaliso, looking to the ocean and the roads to power the Garden State

For Joseph Fiordaliso, progress toward a fossil-free economy flows from top-level leadership to street-level entrepreneurship. 

CBEYond the Moment: Joseph Fiordaliso on New Jersey's Energy Master Plan

What's on the horizon for New Jersey after the Covid-19 crisis? When we spoke with Joseph Fiordaliso, the president of the state's Board of Public Utilities, the vision includes electric cars and buses, wind turbines in the ocean, and busy factories making wind-energy equipment. A Newark native with a crackly voice, Fiordaliso has regulated utilities in three Garden State administrations.
Ken Gillingham

Kenneth Gillingham, Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

CBEYond the Moment: Ken Gillingham on What Coronavirus Means for the Clean Economy

How can we shine a light on the smart choices for the long term in this confusing moment? Among other things, we can strike up conversation within our community. While most of us work from home and hang back from the ways we'd normally convene, we'll be sharing more insights from across the CBEY network. Here, economist Ken Gillingham lays out what the oil shock might mean for solar markets' progress- and how that progress can persevere.