Charles Griffith

Director, Climate & Energy Program

Charles Griffith

Charles Griffith has more than 20 years of experience in research and advocacy on clean energy solutions, with a focus on the automotive and transportation sector and advocating for cleaner vehicles, fuels, and transportation choices.

Charles has served on a variety of state and federal level energy and climate-related projects, such as the Common Sense Initiative convened by the U.S. EPA, the Climate and Energy Initiative of the Midwestern Governors Association, and the Renewable Fuels Commission of the State of Michigan. He also serves as the Board Chair for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide).

Charles received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and completed a Master of Science program at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. It was during his time in Colorado that he became deeply involved in energy issues, joining efforts to advocate for alternatives to oil shale development in the state’s western slope.