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Eleanor Stein

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Professor, Albany Law School

    Full Biography

    Eleanor Stein served as an Administrative Law Judge at the New York State Public Service Commission from 1994-2014; until November 2015 she was Project Manager for the Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative for a more customer-centered, renewable, and distributed energy future.  In 2015 she received a Master of Laws degree with distinction in climate change law and policy from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.  She teaches Law of Climate Change: Domestic & Transnational at Albany Law School and at the State University of New York.  While at the NY PSC, she presided over or mediated the Renewable Portfolio Standard (2004), the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (2007), the Con Edison Resiliency Collaborative (2013-14) and REV (2014-15).  Her areas of advocacy and scholarship include public policy dispute mediation, mobilizing public participation in energy matters, and climate justice; her facilitation includes recent work with the McKnight Foundation. She is on the Board of EcoViva, a US-based project in solidarity with climate adaptation and sustainability in rural El Salvador.  She has been an expert with America’s Power Plan and serves on the Advisory Board of Rocky Mountain Institute’s eLab.

    On Twitter: @EsteinEleanor


    The Energy Transition (interview December 2016, air date January 18, 2016)

    RMI’s eLab

    Siting Renewable Generation: the Northeast Perspective,

    Eleanor Stein, New York REV shows utilities and regulators how to manage change, Utility Dive. (Mar 3, 2016)

    Eleanor Stein, “Poll Shows Widespread Consumer Support for NY REV,” CleanTechnica. (Jun 24, 2016)

    Eleanor Stein, Ignorance/ Denial-Fear/ Paralysis/ Engagement/ Commitment: Reflections on a Decade Teaching Climate Change Law, Radical Teacher No. 102  (Summer 2015)