Zachary Shahan

Writer

Expertise

Clean technology, solar energy, electric vehicles

Education

University of North Carolina, New College of Florida

Introduction

Zach Shahan found time to write for TreeHugger while also being the director and editor of CleanTechnica (the #1 most-visited cleantech-focused news and analysis site on the internet), EVObsession, and SolarLove, as well as the president of Important Media, which is the parent network to those three sites and several others. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert.

Experience

Zach has written for Scientific American, Reuters, The Economist Group’s GE Look Ahead, ABB’s Conversations, the World Economic Forum’s Agenda, Renewable Energy World, most Important Media sites, and several other websites. He contributed to Treehugger from 2013 to 2015.

He was named one of the top 20 influencers on fuel economy matters in a Spring 2013 industry influence study—alongside President Obama, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, the US Secretary of Energy, Nissan & Renault Chairman & CEO Carlos Ghosn, GM’s CEO and president.

Education

Zach attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MRP, where he studied city and regional planning. He also studied sociology and environmental issues at New College of Florida. 

Treehugger and Dotdash

Our mission at Treehugger is to provide advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. We hope our content gives you the confidence to purchase a better dishwasher, build a green beauty routine, or simply learn more about the world around you.

Treehugger is part of the Dotdash family.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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