Managing Director, India Program
Clay Stranger is a managing director at RMI, where he leads the India Program. Through diverse engagements with the public and private sectors, he works to build confidence and commitment towards India’s clean energy targets. Clay serves as an adviser to India’s central and state governments on clean energy policy and technology. He is lead author of over a dozen articles and reports on India’s clean energy opportunity, including the widely cited report "India Leaps Ahead: Transformative Mobility Solutions for All." Clay also co-founded the Urban Mobility Lab in India, a platform that supports a replicable process for identifying, integrating and implementing mobility solutions in leading geographies, Lighthouse Cities.
Clay previously served as director of the Office of the Chief Scientist, where he oversaw diverse research and collaboration engagements both within and outside RMI. From 2013 to 2015 he served as project manager of Reinventing Fire: China, a partnership with the Chinese government to examine the maximum feasible share of renewables and efficiency technology in the Chinese energy economy through 2050. Clay has worked on energy strategy in more than 15 countries and brings rigorous approaches to research and engagement to help solve complex challenges in the energy sector.