About Nancy Skinner

Headshot of Senator Nancy Skinner

Join us to honor state Sen. Skinner on April 27, 2023!

An environmental trailblazer, state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, has authored laws to accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles, expand rooftop solar, mandate clean energy storage, increase the energy efficiency of buildings and appliances, and reform clean energy financing.

Her legislative achievements also include jumpstarting California’s use of green hydrogen, a multi-faceted fuel that has the potential to decarbonize challenging sectors of our economy while protecting good-paying jobs. In addition, she has authored laws to maximize nature’s ability to store climate-changing carbon in the soil, grasslands, wetlands, forests, and other natural systems throughout California, and to require all packaging in California be recyclable or compostable by 2032.

Sen. Skinner began her public service in 1984 as the first and only student elected to the Berkeley City Council, and while on the council, she introduced the nation’s first Styrofoam ban. She is also past member of the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors.