Matt Chester

Energy Central

Matt is a subject matter expert on energy, utilities, and sustainable practices who always looks to use his engineering background to break down complex technical concepts to be understood and digested by all audiences. He’s spent a decade as a consultant on teams advising the U.S. Department of Energy on energy efficiency projects, generation data surveys, and public-facing reports. More recently, Matt launched the Chester Energy and Policy blog to use research and data to answer pressing questions he had across the world of energy and sustainability, but for which authoritative answers were not yet available. Among the most important questions Matt regularly asks are related to the unnecessary carbon intensity of existing transportation systems, seeking to add insights into how we can create a cleaner transportation sector for today and for future generations. 

Matt earned a Bachelors in Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Virginia, where he also added in a minor in Science & Technology Policy and another minor in Civil Engineering.