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Robert Collier, Research and Policy Specialist

About Robert Collier

Robert Collier is a research and policy specialist in the Labor Center’s Green Economy Program, where he conducts research and outreach on workforce issues in the clean energy economy. In particular, his work focuses on planning for the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and in creating bridges between labor, environmental, and environmental-justice groups in California and other states. Prior to joining the Labor Center in 2016, he was a consultant to environmental nonprofits and foundations on a variety of issues related to renewable energy and climate policy, and he spent 16 years as a staff reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, covering international news, energy, and climate policy. He is a graduate of Amherst College.