Cooper Wetherbee is an Analyst on Climate Policy Initiative’s climate finance team, based in San Francisco. He is currently leading CPI’s partnership with SEforALL to develop a new framework for tracking sustainable cooling investment. He co-authored the Paris Misaligned series of reports on global power sector investment trends and the 2019 edition of the biannual Global Landscape of Climate Finance report in collaboration with CPI’s London office. Cooper is also involved with the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, and recently provided analytical support to GreenStreet Africa, a 2020 Lab instrument focused on sustainable energy access for public health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
Cooper has extensive experience in renewable energy policy, electric utility regulation and business models, financial modeling, and stakeholder engagement facilitation. Prior to joining CPI, he worked in ICF’s commercial energy consulting practice, specializing in wholesale markets and distributed energy resources. Cooper holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Environmental Sciences from Northwestern University.