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.

Stan's Recent Posts

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Electrifying Transportation Could Bring $7.9 Billion To Georgia's Economy While Slashing Emissions

By leading the transition to electric cars, trucks, and buses, Georgia can spur economic growth, save money, and create jobs — all while reducing carbon emissions to benefit the climate.

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Florida Prepares to Accelerate Electric Vehicles

Over the past year, the Florida Department of Transportation engaged electric vehicle (EV) stakeholders to develop Florida's EV Master Plan. The plan isn't perfect, but it is a critical step towards accelerating…

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The Southeast is Gaining Ground in the Push to Electrify Transportation

The Southeast has secured significant electric vehicle (EV) investment over the past year, added additional jobs, increased EV sales and charger deployment, and ramped up utility engagement and state funding.

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