Megan Mahajan

Senior Policy Analyst

Megan Mahajan is a Senior Policy Analyst at Energy Innovation, focused on the firm’s Energy Policy Solutions program.  She evaluates which policies can most effectively meet climate and energy goals across the world, including the United States and China, among other countries.

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.  Her work largely involved two different areas: Evaluating cleanups of contaminated sites under the framework of the National Contingency Plan, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other similar state statutes; and penalty negotiations for alleged violations of various environmental statutes.

Megan earned a 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 by Megan Mahajan

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

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

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

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

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

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Dems Map Path To Clean Energy, Environmental Justice

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

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

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Democrats Unveil Sweeping Plan To Tackle Climate Change

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

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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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One Big Thing: Pandemic Shatters The Crystal Ball

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

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

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Rollback Will Cost Economy $400B — Analysis

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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