Quentin Karpilow

Quentin  Karpilow
Yale Law School, J.D., 2018

Quentin Karpilow graduated with a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2018. While at Yale, Quentin wrote and edited articles discussing new developments in clean energy finance. He also covered conferences on energy regulations, sustainable business practices, and renewable energymarkets. He served as a Research Assistant at the Yale Forestry School, conducting quantitative research examining the impact of social networks on solar adoption inthe Solarize Connecticut initiative, a rooftop solar incentive program. Interviewed solarinstallers participating in Solarize. Prior to coming to Yale, Quentin spent two years at the Brooking Institute, where he wrote papers on labor market and education policies and collaborated with a team of researchersto develop the Social Genome Project and FamilyScape: two microsimulation models of economic mobility. He received his B.A. from Kenyon College in 2012, where he studied Mathematics and Economics. 

Authored Articles

Connecticut’s C-PACE Program Is Picking up Speed

Clean energy finance in Connecticut just got a major boost. On Dec. 17, Hannon Armstrong agreed to provide up to $100 million in funding for the Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE (Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy) program. The deal represents a major milestone for an initiative that has already funneled upwards of $70 million toward renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Optimism at the Secretary’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum

The attitude of speakers at the Secretary’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum can be summarized in two words: guarded optimism. A conference hosted jointly by the United States Department of State , Google , and Georgetown University on Oct. 20-21, the forum focused on current and future efforts to funnel investments toward climate solutions.

Unilever and NRG Energy Set Joint Renewable-Energy Goals

On May 7, 2014, Unilever and NRG Energy announced the formation of a strategic partnership. The goal? To source 100 percent of the energy used by Unilever’s United States operations from onsite and offsite renewable generation by 2020. During a recent two-day conference, managers from both companies reflected on the progress they’ve made and the lessons they’ve learned during the past year.

Imagining a Fresh Start for the Power Grid

Imagine you could design the electricity market in one state from scratch. There are no pre-existing programs to satisfy and no political baggage to consider. Your only guideline is to allow the continued growth of solar power and distributed generation. You’re given a blank slate on which to envision a long-term, sustainable energy market. What would it look like?