Kate Zerrenner is a policy expert and writer focusing on energy, water, climate change, and climate justice. Currently, she produces Climate Rising, a business and climate podcast from Harvard Business School as well as consulting with utilities and companies on clean energy and water. She spent over a decade at Environmental Defense Fund, leading its efforts on the energy-water nexus in a multi-year campaign to influence and enact state and national energy and water efficiency policy, including breaking down financial, regulatory and behavioral barriers. Prior to joining EDF, Kate worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office analyzing U.S. action on climate change and the voluntary carbon offset market; SAIC, on climate change projects for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and U.S. Department of Energy on the Energy Policy Act of 2005. She has also worked for the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission and the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century (Hart-Rudman Commission) at the U.S. Department of Defense. She holds a Master’s degree in International Energy and Environmental Policy and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, a Master’s in Comparative Politics from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.
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Grids Waves: Kate Zerrenner talks Texas grid resilience lessons, plus how to empower women in energy