Senior Policy Associate
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Sarah Adair is a senior policy associate at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions where she focuses on the intersection of energy and environmental policy, especially in the electricity sector.
Sarah works closely with state environmental regulators and utility commissioners on the intersection of energy and environmental planning, including state options under the Clean Air Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Since joining the Nicholas Institute in 2011, her work on the Clean Power Plan, shale gas development, and innovation in the electricity sector has been featured in publications such as Energy Policy, Environmental Law Reporter, the Hastings Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, and Public Utilities Fortnightly.
Prior to joining the Nicholas Institute, Sarah held positions with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Impact Initiative, the Biodiversity Project (now Bluestem Communications), and the Chicago Sustainable Business Association. Sarah holds a master of environmental management degree from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.