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Lauren Ross

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Senior Director, Local Policy

Lauren Ross is Senior Director of Policy at ACEEE. She oversees state and local policy work as well as utility regulation. She conducts program and policy research and provides technical assistance to a variety of groups aimed at advancing equitable energy efficiency. She has served as the lead on ACEEE’s work to expand policies and programs to improve energy use in underserved communities, with an emphasis on advancing inclusive clean energy solutions in affordable housing. Through her previous and current work, she continues to promote energy efficiency as a tool to make communities more economically vibrant, healthier, and adaptable in the face of climate change.

Prior to joining ACEEE, Lauren was a fellow in the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development where she worked on identifying best practices and policies to further sustainable housing and cities throughout the United States and internationally. She also served as a research associate with Temple University’s Community Learning Network where she supported relationships among community-based organizations and the academic community. Lauren has a PhD in Urban Sociology from Temple University. She earned an MA in Urban Sociology from the George Washington University and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Delaware.

Expertise:

  • Local and community energy policies and programs
  • Affordable housing
  • Community and economic development
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