Julie McNamara

Energy analyst

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Julie McNamara is an energy analyst with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she analyzes state, regional, and national policies relating to clean energy development and deployment. Ms. McNamara holds an M.S. in technology and policy from MIT, and a B.A. in biology and political economy from Williams College. See Julie's full bio.

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Ever Heard of Microgrids? They’re Awesome—Here’s Why

Most people rely on a massive centralized power system. It doesn’t have to be that way. Read more >

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Scott Pruitt’s Incredible, Perpetual, Public Time-Wasting Machine

How low can this man go… Read more >

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Spate of Nor’easters Rips Down Wires, Sparks Calls to Do Better

Two weeks, and three jarring reminders of how dependent we are on the power grid—and just how vulnerable that grid is to failure. Let now be a reminder that we can and must do better. Read more >

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Scott Pruitt Ensnares the Clean Power Plan in More Red Tape

For a man who swears to be laser-focused on ridding the world of regulatory red tape, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sure has a funny way of showing it.

Indeed, Mr. Pruitt appears to be something of a red tape-generating savant.

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Making the Leap from Coal to What Could Be: New Mexico’s Energy Future

After decades and decades of commitment to coal, New Mexico is rapidly heading toward a future that’s coal free.

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