Stan Cross

Electric Transportation Policy Director
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Stan joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in September 2019. Stan leads electric transportation policy and utility reform efforts across the Southeast. Previously, Stan led and co-founded Brightfield Transportation Solutions—an Asheville start-up that designs and deploys solar-integrated electric vehicle charging stations. Stan also served as a transportation electrification consultant for the Cities of Raleigh and Charlotte, NC and the Energy Foundation. 

Stan’s decade of experience in the electric transportation trenches demonstrates that the development of innovative and supportive state, municipal and utility policies is central to unlocking the electric transportation market. Stan’s leadership has been recognized by the US D.O.E. Clean Cities Partner Award and the NC Sustainable Energy Association Clean Energy Business Community Initiative Award. He is a founding member of the Clean Vehicles Coalition and Plug-In NC Steering Committee.

Prior to his work with transportation electrification, Stan led Warren Wilson College’s Environmental Leadership Center and was recognized as NC’s Environmental Educator of the Year. Stan received a BA in Psychology from Skidmore College and his Masters of Arts and Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a concentration in climate change and creative writing.  

 

 

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Automakers: Seize Your Opportunity to Focus Recovery Strategies on Accelerating Electric Vehicle Deployment

Driving electric is a resilient transportation option that provides benefits to consumers, enhances energy security, and stimulates economic development. The auto industry has ground to a temporary halt; when it inevitably re-emerges…

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Economic Stimulus Package: An Opportunity to Protect Americans from Coronavirus Impacts AND Protect Clean Energy Jobs

Because Congress is considering a third coronavirus aid package, specifically focused on economic stimulus in addition to the billions already allocated as part of a major coronavirus emergency aid package for healthcare…

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2019 in Review: Electric Transportation Momentum in the South

Electric Transportation 2019 Highlights: Southern Utilities, States, and Cities

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