Meet our member: Kimberly E. Diamond, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Here is the first in a regular series of Q&As profiling our members.


August 12, 2015

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Name: Kimberly E. Diamond
Job: Senior Attorney
Company: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

How long have you worked in renewables?
I’ve been active in renewables for seven years. Since 2012, I have co-chaired the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Renewable, Alternative & Distributed Energy Resources Committee in the Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER); and I currently co-chair ABA SEER’s Special Committee on Congressional Relations. Additionally, I am chair of the New York/New Jersey chapter of Women of Wind Energy.

I regularly speak and publish articles on onshore wind, offshore wind, and other renewable energy topics. In addition to my energy and finance law practice, I am an adjunct energy law professor at Fordham Law School.

In ten words or fewer, what does your firm do?
Global law firm providing solutions for legal and business issues.

In which markets do you see the biggest opportunities at present?
First, the developing US offshore wind market, given the constraints of the US’s existing energy grid, particularly on the East Coast.

Second, the distributed wind market, particularly with respect to energy generated at remote locations, colleges/universities, and office parks that can be integrated into microgrids.

What is the biggest challenge facing wind, and how would you solve it?
Gaining wide-scale public buy-in from the American public for implementation of utility-scale offshore and onshore wind. To solve this issue, greater strides must be taken to showcase the benefits of onshore and offshore wind so that positive feelings toward wind energy development is at the forefront of public consciousness.

What do you enjoy most about working in wind?
How science, technology, and law all combine together to benefit the world.

Why did you join A Word About Wind?
To learn about the latest industry developments in the wind market, both domestically and abroad.

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