Kate Gordon is a nationally recognized expert on the intersection of clean energy and economic development. Currently she serves as Vice Chair of Climate and Sustainable Urbanization at the Paulson Institute, where she provides strategic direction on climate and energy programs in the U.S. and China. Her past affiliations include co-director of the Apollo Alliance, vice president at the Center for American Progress, and vice president at Next Generation, where she founded and led the 'Risky Business Project' alongside Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer. Gordon writes a regular subscription-based blog, Kate's Cliffnotes, providing insights on policy and politics in California, her home state. She is also a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal as one of the paper's 'Energy Experts.' Gordon earned a JD and an MA in city planning from University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.