With escalating energy prices and the growing urgency of the climate crisis, states can play a vital role to increase energy efficiency and decarbonize equitably. Which states are taking new steps to save energy, reduce emissions, and advance equitable efficiency policies and programs?
Join us as we reveal the rankings from the 2022 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard and discuss national trends. Attendees will hear from officials and advocates in leading states about recent policies to spur decarbonization, cut costs, and increase equitable processes and outcomes.
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Sagarika Subramanian, Senior Research Analyst, State Policy Program, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Sagarika Subramanian is the lead author of the 2022 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. She joined ACEEE in 2021. Prior to joining ACEEE, Sagarika worked at UCLA as a research assistant and most recently as an intern at the Alliance to Save Energy, contributing to energy efficiency projects for the Research & Strategic Initiatives team. Sagarika holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of the Environment and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dan Burgess, Director, Maine Governor’s Energy Office
Dan Burgess was appointed as the Director of the Maine Governor’s Energy Office by Governor Janet Mills in March of 2019. Prior to his return to his home state of Maine, Dan spent eight years working in leadership roles at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. He has a business degree from the University of Maine and a Masters in Public Administration from Northeastern University. Dan serves on the Boards of the Efficiency Maine Trust and the National Association of State Energy Officials.
Genevieve Shiroma, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Genevieve Shiroma was appointed to the CPUC by Governor Newsom on Jan. 22, 2019. Prior to joining the CPUC, Commissioner Shiroma served as a member of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board from 1999 to 2019. Previously, she was Chief of the Air Quality Branch at the California Air Resources Board from 1990 to 1999, an air quality supervisor from 1984 to 1990, and an air quality engineer from 1978 to 1984. For five terms, from 1999 to 2018, Commissioner Shiroma was the elected director of Ward 4 of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). She is presently the lead Commissioner for approximately 65 formal proceedings spanning the regulated electricity, gas, telecommunications, transportation, and water industries.
Audrey Partridge, Director of Regulatory Policy, Center for Energy and Environment
Audrey Partridge develops and advocates for CEE positions in matters before Minnesota’s regulatory agencies and in other public forums. She works closely with experts within and outside of CEE to assist in setting the strategic direction of CEE policy advocacy. Audrey joined CEE in 2017. She previously worked on energy conservation policy and related regulatory topics at CenterPoint Energy, where she supported municipalities in Minnesota to achieve their energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability goals. Audrey earned her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a master’s degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Moderator: Edward Yim, State and Utility Policy Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Edward advocates for policies and programs that lead with low demand and energy efficiency strategies to combat climate change. He joined ACEEE in 2022. Prior to joining ACEEE, Edward was energy policy advisor at the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment, leading efforts in developing energy decarbonization and resilience plans, as well as its grid modernization and energy transition strategies. He previously worked for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and in the private sector on various energy, environmental, and infrastructure issues. Edward holds a juris doctor from Villanova University and a bachelor of architecture from Virginia Tech.