Rachel Kane joined Ecologic Institute from April to July 2012 as a Transatlantic Fellow. Her primary interests lie in renewable energy development, integration, and policy; climate policy and sustainability initiatives; system optimization; and energy efficiency. Rachel Kane is a native English speaker and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, Rachel Kane assisted a project with the European Commission's (EC) Environment Directorate-General on developing an Environmental Pressure Index. Additionally, she supported proposals focused on the energy and climate policy of the European Union (EU).
Prior to Ecologic Institute, Rachel Kane held positions addressing corporate sustainability initiatives in technology-based companies. As an Energy and Climate Strategy intern at Yahoo, she conducted research on data center efficiency and explored options for renewable energy procurement. Rachel spent the summer of 2011 in India working for Infosys within their Infrastructure and Green Initiatives Team, where she developed and managed internal solar development projects. During her time at Stanford University, Rachel was a Teaching Assistant for courses on greenhouse gas mitigation, meteorology, and air pollution and global warming.
Rachel Kane completed her MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an Atmosphere/Energy Designation at Stanford University. She received her BS in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and wrote her thesis on the development of a wind resources map to assess the potential for harnessing wind energy.