Kenneth Colburn

Senior Consultant,
Center for Climate Strategies

Mr. Colburn is an independent consultant assisting states, foundations, and progressive companies in developing and implementing climate and clean energy policies, plans, and strategies.  Mr. Colburn represented U.S. states at UNFCCC meetings for a decade, and has testified before Congress several times. Ken served as Executive Director of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) from 2002-2005. Prior to that, Ken led the Air Resources Division of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), helping to make that state a leader with the nation’s first “4-pollutant” legislation for power plants and the first greenhouse gas emissions reduction registry law. Before joining NHDES in 1995, Ken was Vice President of the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire (BIA), representing the state’s business community on environmental, energy, and telecommunications matters in legislative and regulatory forums. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from M.I.T. and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Education from the University of New Hampshire. Ken and his family reside in Meredith, New Hampshire.