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Matt Cox, PhD

CEO and Executive Director

Matt Cox, PhD, is the CEO and Executive Director of Greenlink Analytics, a clean energy research non-profit based in Atlanta, GA. In this role, Matt provides domain expertise for Greenlink’s energy and resource analysis software tools and serves as an expert on energy efficiency strategies, renewable energy deployment, and system operations in the electric power sector.

He is the author of over 100 scientific publications in energy policy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, economic development, and job creation, the social and environmental impacts of energy use, and water policy. His policy recommendations have been adopted by dozens of cities and states, the U.S. government, and 12 other nations. Matt is also on the policy leadership team of the NIST Smart Cities Energy Super Cluster and the USDOE National Laboratories’ US Building Stock Technical Advisory Group. He has been called as an expert witness over twenty times at state public utility commissions and legislative bodies, primarily for city and utility energy policy issues. Matt holds a PhD in climate and energy policy with a minor in sustainable development from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Matt Cox, PhD

Mantripragada, M., Madhavan, S., McDonald, S., Spratling, D., Manickaraj, K., & Cox, W.M. (2022).

Driving displacement: Energy, social, and environmental determinants’ roles in urban gentrification. 2022 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

Brankovic, S., Lacayo, C., McDonald, S., Spratling, D., Gumerman, E., Madhavan, S., & Cox, W.M. (2021). Buffalo, Queen City of the Lakes, decreasing energy burden from 2013 to 2018: A series highlighting most improved cities. Atlanta, GA: Greenlink Analytics.

Brown, M. A., Soni, A., Lapsa, M. V., Southworth, K., & Cox, W.M. (2020, October 29). High energy burden and low-income energy affordability: Conclusions from a literature review. Prog. Energy 2(4).

Rudd, M.A., Moore, A.F.P., Rochberg, D. et al. (2018). Climate research priorities for policy-makers, practitioners, and scientists in Georgia, USA. Environmental Management 62, 190–209 (2018).

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