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.

    Offshore Engineer

    Freight Planning… What About Offshore Wind…?

    “Even local governments have played a significant role. For example, in manufacturing and port areas, streets are designed to facilitate the passage of turbine blades and other large parts with street poles that fold flat and with traffic circles that have wide, straight shortcuts through the middle.” That’s a description of wind-freight logistics and infrastructure in Denmark, captured in a report by Robert Collier for the University of California at Berkeley Labor Center.