Corey Cantor

School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2019

Corey Cantor is a second year M.E.M. at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is studying energy issues with a focus on renewables through the lens of policy, finance and business. Prior to his admittance to FES, Corey worked for two years in the United States Senate for Cory A. Booker (D-NJ). In this role, Corey served as a legislative correspondent on the economic portfolio, working on legislative topics that included the budget, taxes, banking, and small business. From 2013 – 2015, he worked at NDN, where he served as an assistant to NDN’s President Simon Rosenberg and as an Economic Analyst. He completed the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) Fellowship in 2015, where he learned about the broad scope and trend of the clean energy industry alongside D.C. colleagues in the public and private sectors. Corey received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. He originally stems from New Jersey and is quite proud of it.

Authored Articles
Sun in the sky

Following the Sun

As of Q3 2018, the solar industry has deployed a total of 60 GW of capacity across the United States, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). By now, solar PV is no longer seen as a risky investment, but a mature industry. For years, much of the activity in solar deployment has been concentrated in just a few markets like California, Arizona or Massachusetts. Unsurprisingly, the markets that have shown the greatest growth over the past decade have also become highly competitive both in terms of the sheer number of active solar developers and installers, but also in...
Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

How Can Puerto Rico Keep Its Lights on?

“Puerto Rico is suffering,” said José H. Román, interim president of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, to a crowded room of attendees at the Future of Energy Global Summit in New York City on April 9. The summit explored how the global renewable energy market is changing even as it faces policy headwinds in North America. For Puerto Rico, a United States territory, hope for the future seems distant given its currently harsh economy and inadequate infrastructure.

The Clean-Energy Vanguard of US Industry

In the face of United States federal inertia regarding the Paris Agreement, a cluster of initiatives driven by corporations and NGOs has sprung up to help maintain forward momentum. These initiatives are drawing together large collaborative networks to set higher goals.