Greg Cunningham

Vice President & Director, Clean Energy Climate Change CLF Maine @gregclf

Greg Cunningham is a VP and Director of CLF’s Clean Energy and Climate Change program. Greg joined CLF in 2008 after 10 years at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, where he was a shareholder and helped to develop its environmental practice group. Prior to that, Greg was a partner in a toxic tort litigation firm.

He recently served as the Chair of the Natural Resources Section of the Maine State Bar Association and co-authored the Maine Environmental Law Handbook published by Government Institutes. Additionally, he has been a state-appointed member of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission since 2004.

Cunningham received his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center, a Masters in Studies of Environmental Law from Vermont Law School and his undergraduate degree from Colby College.

Talk to me about: clean energy and climate change.

Recent Posts

In the Face of a Crisis, the Global Climate Conference Flopped
Climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency. As a climate advocate, these words are always front of mind – but never more so than in the last few months. Right on the tails of screaming headlines and vivid pictures of wildfires, floods, drought, and extreme storms, United Nations scientists released a climate report declaring a “code…
11 Powerful Climate Actions to Watch for in 2021
New England is no stranger to climate action. Massachusetts passed one of the first climate laws in the nation and Rhode Island is home to the first offshore wind turbines in the U.S. Four of our six states have mandatory, enforceable climate legislation on the books. So, as I look to 2021, I see New…
Maine Takes One Step Closer on Plan to Lower Carbon Pollution
UPDATE: Today, Maine’s Climate Council released its report, “Maine Won’t Wait, A Plan for Climate Action.” This climate action plan is a critical step towards slashing climate-damaging emissions across the state. It focuses on reducing emissions, developing clean energy, protecting natural resources, building resilient communities, and helping those who have been disproportionately affected by climate…
Trump Abandons Leadership on Climate: It’s Up to the States Now
I’ve spent the past three years waiting for this shoe to drop – for President Trump to officially renege on our country’s climate pledge and pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement. While it’s a day I hoped would never come, it doesn’t change what we need to do – what we have…
We Have 10 Years to Beat Climate Change. Here’s Why I’m Hopeful.
It’s officially 2020. As we look ahead to a new year – and a new decade – I’m feeling hopeful. Despite a shaky climate conference and a federal government that continues to roll back environmental protection, the decade ahead is one in which we will make meaningful strides in the fight against climate change. How do…


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