EI Webinar: State Action Is Key To Inflation Reduction Act Implementation
December 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
The Inflation Reduction Act is the most significant climate legislation in United States history, but reaching its full economic development and emissions reduction potential will require state and local governments to act quickly on implementation.
How will the midterm elections impact state efforts to leverage IRA provisions to create jobs, cut emissions, and strengthen economies?
Join Energy Innovation and the U.S. Department of Energy to learn more about what’s in the IRA and what’s needed to unlock its full potential.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs @U.S. Department of Energy
Stephanie was most recently the Washington, DC Field Organizer for Moms Clean Air Force, where she advocated for policies that were protective of air quality and climate at the local and federal levels. Previously, she worked for Capitol Canary (formerly Phone2Action) as a Senior Client Strategy and Success Lead, where she supported environmental advocacy organizations with their digital grassroots advocacy strategies and campaigns. Prior to that, Stephanie was a National Program Manager within the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Program. In this role she led efforts focused on energy efficiency and market transformation through public-private partnerships, working with companies to implement and communicate energy efficiency and carbon reduction initiatives. She holds a B.S. from Michigan State University and a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University.
Director, Electrification @Energy Innovation
Sara is Energy Innovation’s Electrification Director, where she leads the firm’s electrification policy practice area in tandem with the Electricity program to develop a roadmap for economy-wide electrification. Sara provides guidance to federal and state policymakers across the U.S. along with other stakeholders on policy pathways to electrify and decarbonize buildings, transportation, and industry. She previously served as Vice President of Regulatory for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and as a Senior Policy Associate for Utah Clean Energy. Sara is a member of GridLab’s advisory board and hosts Energy Innovation’s Electrify This! podcast. She earned her B.S. in environmental studies and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Utah, graduating with honors.
Director, Electricity @Energy Innovation
Mike is Energy Innovation’s Director, Electricity. He directs the firm’s Electricity Program, which focuses on designing and quantifying the impacts of policies needed to affordably and reliably decarbonize the U.S. electricity grid. Mike’s expertise includes clean electricity standards, wholesale market design, monopoly utility regulation, and energy efficiency policies. Mike has a J.D. from ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, focusing on energy and international law, and a B.A from Vanderbilt University in Philosophy and Asian Studies, with a minor in Economics.