Clean Energy Policy Analyst

Champion policies that support non-polluting energy sources.
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$38,000 – $108,000

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What do Clean Energy Policy Analysts do?

Clean Energy Policy Analysts know that energy is dirty. It may not leave stains on your carpet, but the energy that heats homes, fuels automobiles, and powers electronic devices also pollutes the air, soil, water, and human health. That is why Clean Energy Policy Analysts make their living advocating for policies and laws that support “clean” energy.

Clean energy is energy that produces little or no pollution or waste. That includes renewable energy sources like solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and even nuclear energy. All of these produce less greenhouse gases than traditional, nonrenewable energy sources like oil and coal.

As a Clean Energy Policy Analyst, you’re paid by government agencies, lobbying groups, and nonprofit organizations to educate Politicians about clean energy issues and opportunities. When these Legislators are called upon to write or vote on laws that deal with clean energy—whether they are about tax credits for energy companies, government funding for energy research, or new regulations that restrict the use of fossil fuels—they rely on you to give them the information they need to make informed decisions.

To that end, your days as a Clean Energy Policy Analyst are spent researching proposed clean energy laws, gathering data in support of arguments for or against them, and developing advocacy campaigns. You also participate in meetings, presentations, and events designed to communicate and convince on behalf of clean energy positions. Equal parts Environmentalist and advocate, your goal as a Clean Energy Policy Analyst is getting Lawmakers to pass legislation that powers the future without destroying it!

Should I be a Clean Energy Policy Analyst?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

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