Carl Nelson

Director of Program Development

Carl Nelson has been with CEE since 2009. Carl has over 15 years’ experience in the assessment and implementation of a broad array of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, including wind, solar and biomass. His policy experience has focused on partnership building and sound analysis of energy policy. He currently coordinates the development of new program initiatives at CEE.

Carl has a B.A. from Macalester College and an M.S. in Technology, Energy and the Environment from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. 


  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) by the Association of Energy Engineers
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute
  • Certified Energy Auditor by the Dunwoody Institute

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