Nancy Cole is the campaign director for UCS's Climate and Energy Program. A grassroots-organizing and corporate campaigning veteran, she oversees work aimed at securing policies that reduce U.S. global warming emissions and speed the country’s transition to clean energy. Ms. Cole also works with scientists across the country to bring the voice of the scientific community to bear on critical global environmental issues.
Ms. Cole joined UCS in 1992 as campaign organizer for a national drive to educate citizens about renewable energy options. She subsequently became director of public outreach with overall responsibility for planning and developing UCS's education, organizing, and outreach efforts. In 1995, she co-authored the book Renewables Are Ready: People Creating Renewable Energy Solutions.
Before joining UCS, she worked for the national organization INFACT, now called Corporate Accountability International, for a decade. Between 1984 and 1992 she served as the executive director of the consumer-oriented, corporate accountability group. As executive director, she oversaw the production of the Academy Award-winning documentary Deadly Deception.
Ms. Cole earned her B.A. in 1971 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. She was licensed to practice law in Minnesota.