As director of energy research for the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Climate and Energy program, Steve Clemmer conducts research on the economic and environmental benefits of implementing renewable energy technologies and policies at the state and national levels. He also directs UCS research on coal, natural gas, and nuclear power, and on solutions to reduce carbon emissions and water use in the electricity sector. He also served on the steering committee of the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.
Before joining UCS, Mr. Clemmer was the energy policy coordinator for the Wisconsin Energy Office.
Mr. Clemmer holds an M.S. in energy analysis and policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. in political science and history from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.
Mr. Clemmer has written numerous reports and journal articles on the economic and environmental benefits of increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Mr. Clemmer has been quoted widely, including by the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, Miami Herald, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has also appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television programs.