Richard Kauffman is Chairman of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He also serves as Chair of Generate Capital, a leading financier of clean energy projects. Prior to these roles, Kauffman served in the Executive Chamber of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as New York State’s first “Energy Czar”. As “Czar,” he led the State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) policy. He oversaw the State’s energy agencies, including the Department of Public Service, the New York Power Authority, the Long Island Power Authority, NYSERDA and the York Green Bank He previously served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and in senior roles in finance, including as partner at Goldman Sachs.
Biography current as of September 17, 2019