With more than 30 years of experience in environmental and energy policy, Nancy Seidman works with RAP’s U.S. team to advise policymakers, advocates, and other utility sector participants on the intersection of environmental and energy policies. Her work focuses primarily on climate change, air quality policy, and the benefits of energy efficiency.
Until December 2016, she was the assistant commissioner for the Bureau of Air and Waste at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), where she managed three divisions. In one of the divisions, Seidman worked on air quality regulatory and monitoring programs, climate and energy policy and regulations, including implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. She also represented MassDEP on the Mass Energy Efficiency Advisory Council. Nancy Seidman has managed programs covering solid and hazardous waste permitting, policy, compliance, enforcement, and monitoring, other toxic pollutant reduction programs, and a range of fiscal and data operations. In her more than 20 years with MassDEP, Seidman served as the deputy assistant commissioner for climate strategies, division director for transportation and consumer programs, and deputy director for air program planning. Nancy Seidman also served as the president of the National Association for Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) and co-chaired the agency’s mobile source and fuels committee from 2002 through 2016.
Prior to joining MassDEP, Seidman worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the New England regional office and for the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM).
Nancy Seidman holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and a master’s of business administration in public management from Boston University.
How Nancy Seidman is Energizing Change
Meeting the Thermal Challenge: A Clean Heat Standard for Maryland
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Transforming the Appliance Market: Strategies for Lower-Emissions Heat and Hot Water
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