Spencer Nelson

Program Director


Spencer Nelson is the Program Director for Energy Innovation at ClearPath. He manages ClearPath’s work on nuclear energy and energy innovation, including advanced renewables. Spencer works with industry, national labs and other stakeholders to develop innovation-focused policy and regulatory reforms to support future clean energy development.

Previously, Spencer worked on state-level solar policy and conducted environmental genetics research at both UNC Chapel Hill and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.


B.S. in Energy and Sustainability from UNC Chapel Hill, B.S. in Quantitative Biology from UNC Chapel Hill

Area of Expertise

Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Innovation

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