Nancy Hirsh

Headshot of Nancy Hirsh. She is wearing a black shirt and is smiling gently at the camera. There is green foliage behind her.


Executive Director

Board Member Since


Nancy directs the Coalition’s efforts to enhance investments in energy efficiency, renewable resources, and low-income energy services through work with utilities, commissioners, regulators, and legislators. She serves on the board of Renewable Northwest and the Centralia Coal Transition Board. She is also on the advisory committee for the Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University. From 1996 through 2014 she served as the Coalition’s policy director. Before joining the Coalition, she spent twelve years in Washington, DC working on national energy policy issues for the Environmental Action Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation. She lives in Seattle with her husband, children and dog. When not advocating clean energy solutions, she is an avid backpacker and hiker.

The NW Energy Coalition is an alliance of more than 100 environmental, civic, and human service organizations, utilities, and clean energy businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. We advance clean, equitable, and affordable energy policies by leveraging our analytic expertise and convening a broad alliance of people and organizations.