Sara Baldwin

Senior Director, Electrification

Sara is the Senior Director, Electrification at Energy Innovation, where she leads the firm’s electrification policy practice area to advance economy-wide decarbonization through the strategic electrification of buildings, transportation, and industry. She and her team provide policy analysis, thought leadership, and original research to support policymakers and decision-makers at the federal, state, and local levels.

Sara has testified before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, served as faculty for the Center for a New Energy Economy’s Clean Energy Legislative Academy, and served on panels and delivered presentations for various events, including those convened by the National Council on Electricity Policy, the National Academies of Sciences, the G20 Transportation Task Force, the California Energy Commission, American University, the University of Utah, and Northwestern University. She has been featured in and quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Politico, Bloomberg, Grist, Forbes, Quartz, E&E News, the Salt Lake Tribune, Utility Dive, Automotive News, and Family Handyman magazine. In partnership with colleagues and partner organizations, Sara has contributed to several landmark reports on the Inflation Reduction Act, hydrogen, electrified transportation, electric vehicle charging access, and clean energy deployment.

Prior to joining Energy Innovation, Sara served as Vice President of Regulatory for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and Senior Policy Associate for Utah Clean Energy. In both capacities, she led and coordinated efforts to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and regulations in Utah, the West, and throughout the United States. She served on the Technical Team for the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Market Pathways Initiative and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Distributed Generation Interconnection Collaborative Advisory Committee. She was named an “Innovator and Influencer” by Solar Power World (2017) and one of “Utah’s Enlightened 50″ by the Community Foundation of Utah (2012). Several projects under her direction have received awards and recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and Utah Business magazine. She also spearheaded Utah’s first Wind for Schools projects and Community Solar Bulk Purchase campaigns.

Sara is a member of GridLab’s advisory board, host of Energy Innovation’s Electrify This! podcast, and former host of the Grid Geeks podcast. She earned her Honors B.S. in environmental studies and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Utah, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.

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Works from Sara Baldwin

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12 Red And Blue States Tap Billions In Federal Funds For Home Energy Upgrades

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EPA Didn’t Ban Gas Cars. It Cut Air Pollution So We Can Breathe Easier

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Cascade Of Climate Rules Starts Today With Clean Cars

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Looking To Take Advantage Of IRA Rebates? Depending On Your State, You Might Have To Wait

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ACEEE Webinar: Program Design Principles and Elevating Equity

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Biden Administration Launches ‘Earthshot’ Effort To Slash Energy Bills

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Inflation Reduction Act Home Energy Rebates: Program Guidance for State Energy Offices

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Skepticism Persists Around Clean Energy And Grid Reliability. Here’s How To Fix That

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The Future Of Operational Grid Reliability Can Be Bright With Clean Energy

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How States Are Accelerating America’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

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Inflation Reduction Act Home Energy Rebates: Program Guidance for State Energy Offices

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How Much Does It Cost To Fill Up An Electric Vehicle Vs. A Gas-Powered Car?

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Does A ‘Just Right’ Scenario For An EV Transition Exist?

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How Much Does It Cost To Fill Up An Electric Vehicle Vs. A Gas-Powered Car?

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The Race To Net Zero: Will EVs Get Us There Fast Enough?

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Buy an electric vehicle now or wait? Here’s how to decide.

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Inflation Reduction Act Is Good Start, But More Federal And State Actions Needed

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Electrifying Cars Without Driving The Grid Off A Cliff

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EV Makers Must 'Hit The Accelerator' To Meet Demand

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A Sectoral Approach To Climate Mitigation: Transportation And Buildings

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7% Of New Cars Sold In The U.S. Are Electric. Here's What It Will Take To Hit 50% By 2030

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Romney Predicts No Drop In Emissions For Decades

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Switch To Clean Energy And Bring $15 Billion To Utah's Coal Communities

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Home Of Future: Climate-Friendly, Electrified, And Closer Than Ever

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Analyzing The Impact Of The Inflation Reduction Act On Electric Vehicle Uptake In The United States

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States Have A Huge Role To Play In Enacting The Inflation Reduction Act

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Dems Will Flex Climate Muscle After Big Wins In Mich., Minn.

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How States And Utilities Can Lower Consumer Bills And Accelerate The Clean Energy Transition

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Closing The Emissions Gap Between The IRA And 2030 NDC: Policies To Meet The Moment

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State Action Is Key To Inflation Reduction Act Implementation

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Implementing The Inflation Reduction Act: A Roadmap For Federal And State Buildings Policy

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3 Most Eco-Friendly Heating Systems For Your Home

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Amid A Major Federal Investment In Electric Cars, It's Time For States To Step Up Advocates Say

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Long Awaited, Hydrogen's Moment May Be Here

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The Most Notable Home Improvement Incentives In The Inflation Reduction Act

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Sara Baldwin Provides A Primer On The Inflation Reduction Act's EV Impact

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The Inflation Reduction Act Is A 'Game-Changer' For Electric Trucks

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Implementing The Inflation Reduction Act: A Roadmap For State and Federal Transportation Policy

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Companies are finally investing in making EVs in the U.S. Here’s a running list.

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Federal EV Charging Funds Could Boost Overlooked Property Type: Gas Stations

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Why EVs Won't Break The Grid

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What To Know About Replacing Gas Appliances In Your Home

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Inflation Reduction Act Benefits: Electric Vehicle Tax Incentives For Consumers And U.S. Automakers

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Climate Law A 'Game Changer' For Highways And Bridges

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Inflation Reduction Act Benefits: Millions Of Efficient Electrified Buildings

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Some Chicagoans Going All-Electric At Home To Fight Climate Change

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The New EV Tax Credits Could Create A Huge Mess

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With EV Benefits Stalled, Climate Goals Could Suffer

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Advocates Cheer DOT Climate Rule But Question Its Scope

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Heat Wave, Inflation Crank Up Air-Conditioner Bills This Summer

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Biden's EV Charging Standards Still Need Cash To Back Them Up

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Could $5 A Gallon Gas Finally Get Americans Over EV Sticker Shock?

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America's Clean Tech Industrial Revolution Is Underway, Thanks To President Biden

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Big Electric Trucks And SUVs Are The New Gas Guzzlers

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Assessing Hydrogen Proposals: Considerations For Utility Regulators And Policymakers

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Cost-Saving Climate Solutions: Investing In Energy Efficiency To Promote Energy Security And Cut Energy Bills

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Utilities Hyping Hydrogen's Promise Risk Hitting 'Dead Ends' In Climate Fight

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Assessing The Viability Of Hydrogen Proposals: Considerations For State Utility Regulators And Policymakers

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Building Electrification Momentum Grew In U.S. Cities In 2021

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Spiking Energy Prices Are A Preview Of An Energy Transition Gone Wrong

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Making Buildings Better: Building Electrification Provisions In The Build Back Better Act

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High Natural Gas Prices Make This The Time To Build Back Better-- With Clean Electricity

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Electric Vehicle Incentives In The Build Back Better Act

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Electrify Everything

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Weaker Climate Bill Could Undermine Biden Regulatory Push

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Building Electrification Could Recharge Our Economy – And Save The Climate

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Which State Will Be the First to Ban Natural Gas in New Buildings?

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Biden Just Announced The Most Significant Regulation Of Carbon Emissions In US History

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Americans Should Have Their Trucks And Save The Climate Too

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Cities Try To Phase Out Gas Stoves—But Cooks Are Pushing Back

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We Need Mitt Romney’s Help To Clean Utah’s Air

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Biden’s Proposed Investments in America’s Homes Are a No-Brainer for Economic Recovery, Public Health and Climate Stability

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A National Clean Electricity Standard To Benefit All Americans

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Report: All New Cars And Trucks In U.S. Could Be Electric By 2035

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Will Every New Car And Truck In The U.S. Be Electric By 2035?

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How To Get The US To 100% Electric Vehicles By 2035

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Every New Car And Truck In The U.S. Can Be Electric By 2035

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Electrifying All New Vehicles Sales by 2035 Can Be Done, Would Save U.S. Consumers $2.7 Trillion by 2050, Report Finds

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U.S. Could Save $2.7T Going All EV — Report

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Advances Mean All New US Vehicles Can Be Electric By 2035, Study Finds

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Moving To All-Electric Cars And Trucks Delivers Big Benefits, Report Says

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Accelerating Clean, Electrified Transportation by 2035: Policy Priorities

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US Building Codes Need A Major Retrofit To Meet Climate Goals And Spare Consumers

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Gas Heat And Stoves Are Warming The Climate. Should Cities Start Banning Them?

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How Corporations Can Jump-Start Industrial Electrification In The US

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The 7 Things Biden Should Do First To Tackle Climate Change

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The Energy Giants Are Renewable Companies

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Election 2020: For DOE, Staffing, Renewables Spending, Transparency At Stake Nov. 3, Analysts Say

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Increasing Electric Vehicle Charging Access At Multi-Unit Dwellings: Workshop Summary Report