David Landolfi

David Landolfi
Yale University, Yale College, 2022

David Landolfi is a senior in Yale College double majoring in Chemistry and History. At CBEY, David writes for the Clean Energy Finance Forum, where he explores the intersection of finance and renewable technologies. David has a particular interest in carbon accounting and ESG reporting, through frameworks such as the TCFD and GHG Protocol. David is also a researcher for the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition and supports the Yale Chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

Previously, David interned for the Yale Carbon Containment Lab, researching a novel carbon capture technology using water. He has also interned for strategic advisory firm dedicated to clean energy policy, where his passion for advancing renewable energy technologies grew stronger.

In his spare time, David can be found running and biking around the streets of New Haven.


Authored Articles
A (very) old technology for transmission still holds in parts of South Carolina and other states.

(Photo by overWHAMmed, from Flickr Creative Commons). This transmission line in Pelzer, SC, testifies to the market potential for investment in new high-voltage lines. 

Explainer: What Makes Transmission So Difficult (and Vital)?

The main line is the main event. Transmission of clean electricity, combined with storage, means that every state and nearly every community can effectively live on fossil-free power. Financing and permitting involve economic, political, and engineering knots. This explainer takes in the breakthrough ideas and baseline for speedier deployment.
At discussions like these, staying reliable and surmounting carbon contend for airtime.

(Photo courtesy of FERC.) This conference, in 2018, preceded today's need for infrastructure. Will the current Commission's new rules speed the response? 

Lessons to Carry From the Feds' Proposed New Infrastructure Rules

With the Infrastructure and Jobs Act allocating $65 billion for the construction of new transmission lines and boosting the Federal Energy Regulation Commission’s (FERC) authority in development, the nation looks poised for a rapid transformation of the grid. Right? That depends on how one defines terms. A recent FERC conference...