Janet Joseph

Vice President for Innovation and Strategy, NYSERDA


      Janet Joseph is the Vice President for Innovation and Strategy at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Ms. Joseph overseas multifaceted research and market development programs, focused on catalyzing partnerships to increase innovation and investment in clean energy in New York.   

      Janet has over 25 years of experience in clean energy. Ms. Joseph has held technical, policy and leadership positions at NYSERDA, where she has spearheaded initiatives to develop renewable power in New York, build a clean tech start up industry, and identify greenhouse gas reduction strategies that provide benefits for New Yorkers.   

      Prior to joining NYSERDA, Janet was a research scientist at Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory. She worked on a range of energy and environmental technology and policy issues from cleaning up hazardous waste to global climate change. She also worked as an environmental management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C.

       Ms. Joseph serves on the Board of the Clean Energy States Alliance as well as advisory groups for the Electric Power Research Institute and the New York State Center for Future Energy Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

      Janet Joseph holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Oneonta.

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