Michelle Solomon

Senior Policy Analyst

Michelle is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Electricity Program at Energy Innovation, working to accelerate the transition to a clean, affordable, and equitable electricity sector in the United States.

Prior to joining Energy Innovation, Michelle earned her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at Stanford University, where she studied nanoparticles with applications in purifying chemicals for use in medicine and the environment. During graduate school, she also pursued an interest in energy policy and spent a summer working on electric vehicle policy at the California Energy Commission. After graduating, she transitioned full-time into policy as a Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. As a fellow, she had the chance to work on energy and environment policy for Senator Ed Markey, focusing on a wide range of issues spanning environmental justice to electric vehicle charging.

Michelle holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. from Stanford University in materials science and engineering. She also completed her B.S. in physics at Boston College.

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Works from Michelle Solomon

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The Outdated Power Grid Is Nearing A Crisis Point. Here's How To Prevent It

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Transition-AI: Can The Grid Handle AI’s Power Demand?

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New EPA Rules Will Force Fossil Fuel Power Plants To Cut Pollution

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Reconductoring Could Help Solve America’s Grid Problem

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3 Energy Questions Hang Over EPA’s Carbon Rule

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The New EPA Power Plant Rules Are Out — And Could Change The Calculus For Gas

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Climate Rule Barrage Caps Biden’s Green Agenda

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Rising Electricity Demand Requires New Gas Plants? Not So Fast.

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The 2035 Report: Reconductoring With Advanced Conductors Can Accelerate The Rapid Transmission Expansion Required For A Clean Grid

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The 2035 Report: Reconductoring With Advanced Conductors Can Accelerate The Rapid Transmission Expansion Required For A Clean Grid

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Meeting Growing Electricity Demand Without Gas

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States Eye Rescue Of Retiring Coal Plants

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Impact of Investment Tax Credit on Interconnection Costs

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New Federal Programs Could Ease High Home Heating Bills

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Wyoming Coal Could Be In For A Rough Year

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Good Policy By Grid Operators Can Address Reliability Concerns With EPA’s Power Plant Rule

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In With The New, Then Out With The Old: Managing The Grid Resource Adequacy Transition

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Maintaining A Reliable Grid Under EPA's Proposed 111 Rules Restricting Power Plant Emissions

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Green Energy Investment Headwinds Threaten Joe Biden’s Climate Targets

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Biden Climate Goal Remains In Reach Even After Wind Setback

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Tools for Energy Regulators to Manage Power Sector Inflation

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Extreme Heat Lacks A Political Constituency

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Opinion: Wind Farms Off California’s Coast Should Be The Future Of The State’s Clean Energy Grid.

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2035 and Beyond: Abundant, Affordable Offshore Wind Can Accelerate Our Clean Electricity Future

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It’s Time For The U.S. To Chart A New Path For Offshore Wind

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It's Time To Rethink Grid Reliability

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It's Time To Rethink Grid Reliability

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Technical Report: 2035 and Beyond: Abundant, Affordable Offshore Wind Can Accelerate Our Clean Electricity Future

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Policy Report: 2035 and Beyond: Abundant, Affordable Offshore Wind Can Accelerate Our Clean Electricity Future

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Shocking Chart Reveals A Dramatic Change That Could Affect Americans’ Power Bills: ‘[It’s] Unequivocally More Expensive’

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Old Lumber Port Preps For New Life As California Offshore Wind Hub

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Despite Push For Renewable Electricity, Coal Habit Proves Hard To Break

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DOE Transmission Study Highlights America's Transmission Needs, But How Do We Accelerate Buildout?

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A Sectoral Approach To Climate Mitigation: The Energy Sector

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Webinar: Coal Cost Crossover 3.0

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Retiring 90% Of Our Coal Power Plants Would Save Money

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Renewables Would Provide Cheaper Energy Than 99% of U.S. Coal Plants And Catalyze A Just Energy Transition

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On Competitiveness With Renewables, Dry Fork Station Stands Alone, Report Finds

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Study: Sourcing Electricity From Coal-Fired Power Plants Is More Expensive Than Replacing With Solar

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Clean Energy Is Cheaper Than Coal Across The Whole US, Study Finds

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Replacing U.S. Coal Plants With Solar And Wind Is Cheaper Than Running Them

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The Coal Cost Crossover 3.0

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Coal Cost Crossover 3.0: Local Renewables Plus Storage Create New Opportunities For Customer Savings And Community Reinvestment

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Coal In The U.S. Is Pointlessly Expensive

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U.S. Renewable Energy Farms Outstrip 99% Of Coal Plants Economically-- Study

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New Wind And Solar Are Cheaper Than The Costs To Operate All But One Coal-Fired Power Plant In The United States

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All U.S. Coal Plants Except 1 Are Less Economical Than Wind, Solar-- Researchers

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Offshore Wind In 2022: Billions In Bids And New Confidence

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'Proceed With Caution:' Key Takeaways From California's First Offshore Wind Energy Auction

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Technological Learning And policy Together Can Advance Clean Energy

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State PUCs Should Re-Examine Planning, Procurement Costs In Wake Of Inflation Reduction Act: Report

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Climate Law Faces State Litmus Test

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States Will Play A Key Role In Implementing Climate Law

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Implementing The Inflation Reduction Act: A Roadmap For State Electricity Policy

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For Decades, These Power Plants Ran On Coal. Now, They're Converting To Clean Energy

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Why Agencies Are Buying Less Clean Power Under Biden Than Trump

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Webinar: Renewables On The Rise - Michelle Solomon, Electricity Policy Analyst At Energy Innovation

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Did An Emergency Text Message Keep Our Lights On? Yes And No.

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Inflation Reduction Act benefits: Billions in just transition funding for coal communities

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U.S. West Coast Offshore Wind Could Take Flight-- With The Right Federal And State Support

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Nuclear Energy Has New Appeal As Climate Pressures Mount

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Unleashing The Economic Power And Reliability Potential Of West Coast Offshore Wind

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Offshore Wind: A Crucial Resource To Decarbonize The Western United States

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Achieving An 80 Percent Carbon Free Electricity System In China By 2035

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The U.S.'s New Record In Renewables, Explained In Three Charts

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Transmission, Reliability, And Gas System Decarbonization Top Of Mind For State Utility Regulators In 2022

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Without Mapping Tools, Environmental Justice Investments Could Be Just A Shot In The Dark

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Tackling Climate Change Includes Seeking Equitable Mental Health Care