Noah Lerner

Noah Lerner
School of Management, MBA, 2022 School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2022

Noah is a third-year joint-degree student at the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he is exploring how innovative financial and policy models can accelerate the deployment of low-carbon infrastructure.

Noah most recently worked as a summer associate at Spring Lane Capital, a clean-tech private equity fund that finances pools of distributed sustainable infrastructure projects. Prior to coming to Yale, Noah worked at Sungage Financial, a start-up based out of Boston that provides financing solutions to residential solar installers across the U.S. From 2016 to 2018, Noah lived in Beijing, where he served as a consultant for WWF and a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow at NRDC, focusing on China's public financing of overseas energy infrastructure. While in Beijing, Noah also co-founded and hosted Environment China, a bilingual Chinese environmental affairs podcast.

At Yale, Noah has served as a Kerry Fellow, assisting former Secretary John Kerry with his climate policy initiatives. Noah also volunteers on the board of Solar Youth, a New Haven-based organization that empowers youth through environmental educational initiatives.

Noah graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College with a B.A. in Biology and East Asian Studies. He speaks Mandarin, and enjoys whitewater canoeing.

Authored Articles
The lights in this landmark shine sustainably

Investors who enter purchase power agreements, like the landlords of the Sydney Opera House, can use hedges to avoid high drama. 

Navigating Risk: A Corporate PPA Guide

Corporate buyers who learn to weave power purchase agreements into their finances have drawn on research and hedges to manage electricity's risk. With the Covid-19 disaster roiling electricity markets and project schedules, we survey risk management strategies and test their resilience. Some new takes on risk- and takes on new...