Zachary Shahan



Clean technology, solar energy, electric vehicles


University of North Carolina, New College of Florida


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.


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.


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. 

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