Megan Mahajan

Manager of Energy Policy Design

Megan Mahajan is Manager of Energy Policy Design at Energy Innovation, focused on the firm’s Energy Policy Solutions program. She helps lead development of the Energy Policy Simulator (EPS), Energy Innovation’s in-house model that evaluates how policies can most effectively meet climate and energy goals. Megan’s work focuses on building and maintaining versions of the EPS across various regions and using these tools for policy analysis. She has worked extensively on models for the United States, India, and various state-level adaptations, among others. Megan also works regularly with federal and state policymakers to deliver modeling insights. For example, Megan led a modeling effort quantifying the emissions reductions and co-benefits of the United States House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Majority Staff Report recommendations. She has also produced research briefs on topics such the costs of delaying climate action, the energy use and emissions impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the emissions and cost impacts of reversing fuel economy standards.

Prior to joining Energy Innovation, Megan worked as a Research Analyst at Nathan Associates Inc., where she assisted in preparing expert witness reports for environmental litigation. Megan earned an M.S. in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University and a B.S. in Environmental Geosciences from the University of Notre Dame. During her graduate and undergraduate careers, she was heavily involved in research on topics such as the effects of hydraulic fracturing fluids and the disposal of nuclear waste. Megan’s work resulted in eight academic publications, including a policy commentary piece in Nature evaluating risk in nuclear waste repositories.

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Works from Megan Mahajan

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Modeling A 1.5°C Pathway To Climate Leadership For The United States

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A 1.5°C NDC For Climate Leadership For The United States

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Top 10 Things We Learned About Climate Change In 2020

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Experts Tell Biden: Your Climate Goals Require a Carbon Price

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Waiting To Address Climate Change Will Cost Trillions of Dollars

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Waiting 10 Years To Start Eliminating Emissions Will Cost The US More Than $3.5 Trillion

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Analysis: Waiting To Cut Emissions Will Ultimately Make It More Expensive

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The Costs Of Delay

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California Begins To Shape Vehicle-Grid Integration Strategy, Considers Using EVs During Power Shut-offs

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United States EPS 3.0 Update Adds GDP and Jobs Impacts, Improved Public Health Metrics, and More

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Electrifying California Cars Could Crush the Grid, Or Save It

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California’s EV Plan Would Lower State’s Total Transportation Emissions By 16% In Next Decade, Analysis Finds

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FERC Releases Low-CO2 Blueprint. Will Biden Follow It?

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Investors Are Wrong To Worry About A President Biden

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Biden Plan to Fight Climate Change: Too Ambitious?

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Biden-Sanders Task Force Proposals Could Actually Move The Needle On Climate Action

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What Does The Democrats' Plan Have To Say About Environmental Justice

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Calls Grow Louder For Biden To Strengthen His Climate Goals

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The Next Energy Battle: Renewables vs. Natural Gas

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House Democrats Release 'Bold' Plan to Tackle Carbon Emissions by 2050

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House Democrats Spell Out Climate, Clean Energy Priorities In Sweeping Plan

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House Democrats Release Sweeping Climate Proposal Calling For Net-Zero US Emissions By 2050

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Modeling The House Select Committee On The Climate Crisis' Action Plan

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Democrats’ Ambitious Climate Action Plan Targets A Clean US Grid By 2040

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Democrats Unveil Sweeping Plan To Tackle Climate Change

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House Democrats Just Put Out The Most Detailed Climate Plan In US Political History

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Congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan Would Decarbonize U.S., Add $8 Trillion In Benefits By 2050

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Dems Map Path To Clean Energy, Environmental Justice

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Democrats To Unveil Bold New Climate Plan To Phase Out Emissions By 2050

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House Democrats Lay Out New Roadmap For Cutting U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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3 Lessons COVID-19 Is Teaching Us About Emissions Reductions

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The Day Global CO2 Broke Record Lows: April 7

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There’s A Lot Less Pollution But Climate Change Is Still Getting Worse

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One Big Thing: Pandemic Shatters The Crystal Ball

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Coronavirus To Cut U.S. Emissions 11% In 2020, But It’s No Climate Victory

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The Post-Coronavirus Emissions Bounce Back

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U.S. Emissions May See Record Decline in 2020, Study Says

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Estimating U.S. Energy Demand And Emissions Impacts Of COVID-19 With The Energy Policy Simulator

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A Model Policy Pathway To Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

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What Will It Take to Clean Up the Electric Grid?

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Fukushima Reborn As Japan’s Wind And Solar Hub

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A Policy Pathway To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050

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How To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050: Decarbonizing Electricity

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How To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050: Decarbonizing Buildings

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How Policy Can Help China Peak Its Emissions While Saving $560 Billion

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United States Energy Policy Simulator Updated With Ability to Reach Net-Zero Emissions, New Policies, More Fuels

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Trump Revoking California Emissions Waiver Will Cost Billions, Fracture U.S. Auto Market

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Trump's Relaxed Vehicle Standards Could Raise Fuel Costs And Emissions

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Rollback Will Cost Economy $400B — Analysis

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Economic And Environmental Cost Of Trump’s Auto Rollback Could Be Staggering, New Research Shows

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Trump's Clean Car Rollback Will Cost Up To $400 Billion, Increase Transport Emissions 10%

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Economic, Emissions Impact of Trump Fuel Economy Rollback-Emissions Standards Freeze: U.S., California, Canada

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Mexico Climate Policy Can Boost Its Economy, Save $5 Billion, Prevent 26,000 Deaths By 2030

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Putting Alberta's Future Energy Policies To The Test

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If U.S. Emissions Rose In 2018 Despite Clean Energy Growth, How Can We Meet Climate Goals?

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How to cut U.S. emissions faster? Do what these countries are doing.

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Poland's Coal Addiction: Changing Its Energy Plan Could Cut Emissions 40%, Save $19 Billion Annually

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As PacifiCorp And Other Analyses Point To More Coal Shutdowns, Replacement Questions Rise

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Black Hills Energy Proposes Coal Plant Purchase Amid Ongoing Closures

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Plunging Prices Mean Building New Renewable Energy Is Cheaper Than Running Existing Coal