Dylan Voorhees

Dylan Voorhees, Climate and Clean Energy Director

Dylan Voorhees

Dylan has taken NRCM to the forefront of efforts to increase clean energy and address climate change in Maine. He played a key role in the creation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Efficiency Maine Trust and knows the ins and outs of energy policy both in the governmental and business sectors. He is a fixture at the State House during the legislative session, where he works to advance clean energy solutions that benefit Maine’s climate, economy, and people. He and his team often work in broad coalitions, frequently in a leadership role. Before coming to NRCM, Dylan served in the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs in Massachusetts, and at/for the Vermont Forum on Sprawl. He earned a B.A. from Columbia and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he concentrated on environmental and energy policy. He has a short walk to his NRCM office from his home in Augusta where he lives with his wife and three daughters.

Favorite Way to Enjoy Maine: Camping at one of our wonderful state parks.

Favorite Maine Place: On the beach at Reid State Park with my kids playing in the surf.

But I believe it is also true that a government committed to the policy of improving the nation by improving the condition of some of the individuals will eventually run into trouble in attempting to distinguish between a national good and a chocolate sundae.” —E.B. White, One Man’s Meat

And: Until the age of 21, Dylan wanted to become a professional archaeologist—he attributes this to too many Indiana Jones movies and travelling to Mexico a lot when he was young.

Why I Do This Work

"Changing how we use energy is about transforming our society in fundamental ways to become sustainable in the deepest sense. It’s complicated, exciting stuff but the stakes could not be higher."