Stan Cross

Electric Transportation Policy Director
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Stan joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2019. Stan leads electric transportation policy and utility reform efforts across the Southeast. Previously, Stan led and co-founded Brightfield Transportation Solutions—a 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 developing 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. Stan currently serves in a leadership capacity to the Southeast Electric Transportation Regional Initiative, Georgia’s Electric Mobility Innovation Alliance, Drive Electric Florida, Plug In North Carolina, South Carolina’s Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative, and Drive Electric Tennessee. 

Prior to his work with transportation electrification, Stan led Warren Wilson College’s Environmental Leadership Center and was recognized as NC’s 2007 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 concentrations in climate change and creative writing.

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North Carolina’s Electric Transportation Planning Hits High Gear, But the Climb Ahead is Steep

North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, has an ambitious vision to decarbonize the economy, unleash a clean tech job boon, and address the climate crisis - all while centering equity along the way.


Electric Vehicles and Clean Energy Will Deliver $1.2 Trillion in Public Health Benefits Alone

Recently published data from The American Lung Association shows that in addition to creating jobs and addressing the climate crisis, accelerating the shift to EVs and clean energy will save trillions of…


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians receives North Carolina's first electric school bus

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are leading the way into a cleaner transportation future to spare our school kids from unhealthy diesel exhaust.

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