Paula García

Senior Bilingual Energy Analyst and Energy Justice Lead

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Paula García is a Senior Bilingual Energy Analyst and Energy Justice Lead in the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She evaluates energy resource and climate solutions in the electricity sector and works to further public understanding of clean energy technologies, policies and markets. Paula is committed to advance energy justice and sustainable development through her work.

Ms. García has broad experience as a researcher and analyst interacting with a variety of stakeholders, including government, community-based organizations, private sector and international nongovernmental organizations. She came to UCS from Oxfam America, where she conducted research used to design an investment fund to support entrepreneurship initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. As a consultant for Meister Consultant Group, she provided the Colombian government with information about how to develop renewable energy on a large scale.

Ms. García holds an MA in sustainable international development from Brandeis University and an industrial engineering degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, where she is originally from. She serves on the Boston Area Solar Energy Association’s Board of Directors.

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Selected publications

García, Paula, Ashtin Massie, Bridget Saunders Vial, Edyta Sitko, James Gignac, John Rogers, John Walkey, Marco Hernández, Sandra Sattler, Sital Sathia, and Verónica López Gamboa. 2022. On the Road to 100 Percent Renewables: States Can Lead an Equitable Energy Transition. Cambridge, MA: Union of Concerned Scientists. DOI: 10.47923/2022.14533

Sattler S., Gignac J., Collingsworth J., Clemmer S. and Garcia P., 2018: Achieving a Clean Energy Transition in Illinois: Economic and Public Health Benefits of Replacing Coal Plants in Illinois With Local Clean Energy Alternatives, The Electricity Journal

Garcia P., Baek Y., Clemmer S., Collingsworth J., Gignac J., Kibbey JC. and Sattler S., 2018: Soot to Solar: Illinois's Clean Energy Transition, Union of Concerned Scientists

Rogers J. and Garcia P., 2017: Clean Energy Momentum: Ranking State Progress, Union of Concerned Scientists

Rogers J. and Garcia P., 2016: Massachusetts's Electricity Future: Reducing Reliance on Natural Gas through Renewable Energy, Union of Concerned Scientists

Clemmer S., Collingsworth J., Garcia P. and Bailie A., 2016: Meeting the Clean Power Plan in Illinois, Union of Concerned Scientists

Garcia P., 2015: Rating the States on Their Risk of Natural Gas Overreliance, Union of Concerned Scientists