Within SELC’s Solar Initiative, Nick leads North Carolina’s solar work. In solar-related proceedings at the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), he represents environmental and clean energy advocacy nonprofits like the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. One major biennial event on his calendar is the avoided cost proceeding, which sets the rate that independent clean-energy developers are paid for energy they sell to utilities. Making sure those rates are fair is key to ensuring a speedy and equitable transition to clean energy.
Nick also works on SELC’s climate efforts in North Carolina. He is a member of the SELC team advocating for a quicker and cheaper transition to clean energy in a major climate proceeding at the NCUC, and he is also part of the SELC team that successfully petitioned the state Environmental Management Commission to direct the Department of Environmental Quality to begin adopting our proposed rule linking North Carolina with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Nick also engages on state and federal litigation key to who provides our energy and how.
Working to confront climate change, one of the biggest challenges of our time, is an honor and a privilege.Nick Jimenez
Originally from New Hampshire, Nick enjoys getting away to the mountains in the southeast. Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in Tennessee, always wows him. “Clingmans Dome makes the beauty and feeling of wilderness accessible to just about anyone,” he says.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, temporary law clerk
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, clerk
- Sierra Club, Environmental Law Program, Litigation Coordination Program, associate attorney
- Natural Resources Defense Council, western energy transmission fellow
- J.D., University of California School of Law, environmental law certificate, managing editor of Ecology Law Quarterly
- B.A., Yale University
- With SELC since 2017