Pari Kasotia is a CGC consultant to the New Jersey’s Council on the Green Economy. She is an energy policy expert with 10+ years of experience in clean energy. Prior to this, Pari served as the Mid-Atlantic Director for Vote Solar where she advocated for equity-focused solar policies. Pari was the lead architect and advocate for the NJ Shines campaign that calls for bold targets and funding to increase solar and storage access in low-income and environmental justice communities. In 2018, Pari played an integral role in the creation of the Community Solar Pilot Program in New Jersey under the Clean Energy Act of 2018. Prior to Vote Solar, Pari served as the Deputy Director of The Solar Foundation where she provided organizational leadership and oversight and was the lead author of the first-ever US Solar Industry Diversity Study. Previously, Pari held leadership roles at the State of Iowa’s Energy Office where she successfully administered the Recovery Act programs and other state energy programs. Pari currently serves on the Board leadership of Neighborhood SUN and Chesapeake Solar and Storage Association (CHESSA). Pari is currently pursuing a mid-career Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree from Yale School of the Environment and holds an MBA and an MPA.
Consultant, New Jersey Council on the Green Economy