David Paolella

Davis Paolella
MEM, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies 2020

David is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is focusing on clean energy policy and finance and is interested in how emerging digital technologies can enable a more flexible, decarbonized electricity grid.

Prior to Yale, he worked in economic consulting at Analysis Group and then at the University of Washington as a research scientist. At the University of Washington, he studied and published research on racial and socioeconomic disparities in air pollution exposure in the United States.

At CBEY, David is a writer for the Clean Energy Finance Forum. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics with a minor in Geography from Middlebury College. He is originally from Yakima, WA.

Authored Articles

Riding the Hype Cycle: Is Blockchain Still Key to a Better Energy System?

As more traditional venture capital and strategic investors are beginning to evaluate blockchain for the energy industry, feasible near-term use cases such as carbon credit tracking or management of utility assets may offer more immediate returns than ventures seeking to fundamentally reshape electricity markets around peer-to-peer trading.