Scott Wentzell

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

Scott is a second year Master’s in Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry. His work focuses on the business imperative to act on climate change and the evolving role of the electric utility sector in a carbon-constrained world. He is particularly interested in the emerging US offshore wind industry. Scott is currently a research assistant for the Center for Business and Environment at Yale focused on new curriculum development and clean energy finance. Most recently, Scott spent the summer as a project development intern for First Solar in California, supporting a range of financial analysis and project siting initiatives. Prior to FES, Scott worked as a project manager for Environmental Defense Fund where he partnered with key businesses and public agencies to accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies, set aggressive greenhouse gas targets and transition to 100% renewable energy.

Scott holds a BA in Anthropology from Colby College and is a former AmeriCorps and New Sector Alliance fellow.

Authored Articles
A pollinator-friendly solar development

Pollinator-friendly solar / Photo courtesy of Rob Davis, Fresh Energy

Capturing the Private and Public Benefits of Pollinator-Friendly Solar

Pollinator-friendly solar, which incorporates native grasses and wildflowers throughout a solar installation, is one approach to cultivating additional land use benefits from solar projects. In two new Yale Center for Business and the Environment white papers, we explore the potential of this emerging practice.
Home with solar panels on the roof

Full Steam ahead for the Renewable-plus-Storage Industry

The market for renewable energy projects paired with storage is gaining momentum. It is poised for large growth in the coming years. That was the consensus of the “Storage and Renewables: Policy and Market Trends” panel discussion during the Renewable Energy Markets conference in Houston on Oct. 9 – 11.