Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta

Director of Energy Policy, Natural
Resources Defense Council




Ashok Gupta is the Air and Energy Program Director
and Senior Energy Economist at the Natural Resources Defense Council where he
works with his colleagues on global warming policies, electric utility
regulation, energy efficiency, renewables, sustainable building design and
reducing petroleum dependence. Ashok serves on numerous Boards and
organizations including Mayor Bloomberg’s Sustainability Advisory Board and
Energy Policy Task Force, the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible
Economies, and in the immediate past, Urban Green Council – the U.S. green
Building Council (USGBC) New York Chapter. Ashok also actively participates on
the Environmental Policy Advisory Group. Ashok received the US Green Building
Council’s 2007 Leadership Award for Advocacy, the Environmental Steward Award
from Solar One in 2006, the Environmental Professional of the Year Award from
the Association of Energy Engineers in 2003, and the Environmental Advocates’
2001 Advocate Award.  He has a
bachelor's degree in physics and math from Georgetown University and a master's
degree in economics from American University.