Richard Kleiman

Vice President’s/Coastal America
Partnership Award

for founding of the Corporate Wetlands
Restoration Partnership (2000)

Outstanding Leadership in Energy
Mass Energy Consumers Alliance (2012)

Merit Award for Leadership by a Nonprofit
Environmental Business Council (2005)

Ted Scripps Fellow in
Environmental Journalism

University of Michigan (1994-5)

Richard Kleiman is a renewable energy developer and environmental consultant with over 25 years experience. He specializes in the planning, permitting, and development of large, multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in the siting and permitting of wind and solar energy facilities and transmission lines.  With a deep understanding of the local, state, and federal regulatory review processes, Kleiman assists clients in formulating and implementing effective technical and political strategies.  He has strong relationships with key regulators, government officials, attorneys, architects, engineers, and specialty consultants and maintains a diverse client network.

As a former senior planner for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), Kleiman has served under three EEA Secretaries.  He was vice president of a national environmental consulting firm, where he led the permitting of numerous large energy transmission and renewable energy projects.  He advised the Massachusetts EEA on net metering for renewable energy projects and has been a central participant in the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ net metering tariff setting process under the Green Communities Act.