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Calder Silcox

Senior Consultant


Cal combines his passion for science with his desire to create clear communication around complex topics. At the University of Pennsylvania, he studied science technology and society, with a focus on environmental science and energy, and earned a minor in sustainability and business. After graduating, Cal worked for PG&E for seven years in transportation electrification and customer engagement. He is passionate about energy policy, program design, and creating clarity within deep technical information.


loaves of sourdough bread baked in home oven


laps swam in 2018


flat tires biking to and from work (this year)

  • When do you have the most fun at work?

    Lunch is usually the best time of day – whether that's a collaborative learning session with the team or running out to grab a bite with colleagues near the office.

  • Where is your favorite spot in the world?

    I’m a rare native of Washington D.C., which will always be my favorite city. A baseball game at Nats Park is hard to top.

  • What are the ideas that drive you?

    Transportation is the single largest contributor to carbon emissions. I like figuring out how to help people choose cleaner ways to get around. Yes, we need people to drive electric cars. But we also need people to take fewer trips in cars altogether. I want to see more zero-emission buses, fuel-efficient ferries, and better options for walking and biking.

  • How do you spend your time when you’re not working?

    I enjoy baking bread, walking our senior dog, hiking, and searching for Seattle’s best sandwiches.



  • Silcox, C. (2015). “A/B Testing for Electric Vehicle Rate Messaging.” Presented at Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference (BECC). Sacramento, California.
  • Silcox, C. (2016) “Merging Expert Perspectives to Site DC Fast Charging” Presented at Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS29). Montreal, Quebec Canada.
  • Panel Discussion: Plug it in – California’s Growing Electric Vehicle Infrastructure. Presented at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), 2016, San Francisco, California.
  • Panel Discussion: Impacts of Demand Charge Reforms. Presented at EVs and the Grid Summit, 2017, San Francisco California.
  • Panel Discussion: Current Zero Emission Vehicle Rates. Presented at California Public Utilities Commission Rate Design Symposium, 2018, San Francisco California.