Clean Energy Policy Analyst
Environmental Law & Policy Center - Chicago, IL

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The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an experienced Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Policy Advocate/Analyst for a full-time position in our Chicago headquarters office. Candidates should have an M.P.P. with strong quantification skills or an M.B.A. This policy advocate/ analyst will principally work with ELPC’s experienced public interest attorneys and overall clean energy advocacy team to: (1) Advance energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to meet energy needs in the regional power markets and help to solve climate change problems; (2) Design, analyze and implement state-based and federal energy efficiency and renewable energy standards; and (3) Analyze and advocate sustainable business and other policy initiatives for Great Lakes protection.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 45 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s offices are in Chicago, six other Midwest cities and Washington D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Analysis and advocacy of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, development of climate change solutions and of economic, job creation and environmental impacts of state and federal energy policies. Engagement on ELPC’s Great Lakes protection and sustainable business policy initiatives. Presentations in public decisionmaking forums and expert testimony. The position includes a wide range of responsibilities including economic growth analysis, drafting and publishing reports, and submitting expert testimony in administrative proceedings and before legislative forums. Participation in stakeholder working groups and other public policy advocacy efforts, teaming with multidisciplinary ELPC Energy Project and Clean Water project teams.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and with ELPC’s salary structure that is competitive with other large public interest environmental organizations. Excellent benefits provided.

Mandatory Job Qualifications M.P.P. (quantitative), M.B.A. or Masters in Economics and policy-technical knowledge in the energy and sustainable business fields. At least five years of post-graduate experience preferred. Strong background in policy, financial and economic analysis. Substantive knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy, and energy economics. Strong academic record and excellent speaking, writing, and analytical skills. Able to be effective in multiparty coalitions and stakeholder processes. An inspired commitment to public interest advocacy and ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals. Please see

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