Rachael Estes

Board Member

Rachael Estes has worked on climate change issues for over a decade. She currently serves as a Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager for Apex Clean Energy, a renewable energy company with over 3GW of renewable energy in the pipeline. In her role at Apex, Rachael engages with government leaders on the East Coast to advocate for stronger renewable energy policies. Prior to her time at Apex, she served as the Climate and Energy Policy Manager at the North Carolina Conservation Network (NCCN) where she represented over 100 environmental groups across the state to advocate for stronger environmental protections and renewable energy policies in NC. Prior to her time at NCCN, Rachael served as the Energy and Commerce Committee Legislative Aide for US Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) who now serves as the Chair of the Select Committee on Climate Change. During her time on the Hill, Rachael served as the lead staffer for the Gulf Coast Caucus which worked towards a bipartisan response to the 2010 BP Oil Spill ultimately passing the RESTORE Act in 2012. Rachael has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  

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