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Alison Koppe

Reduce, Reuse, Regulate: Repurposing the Clean Air Act to Limit Power Plants’ Carbon Emissions (MS ’14) Alison will graduate in Spring 2014 with an ERG M.S. and a J.D. from Berkeley Law. She’s interested in using legal tools to instigate the clean energy revolution, including novel applications of existing law (especially the Clean Air Act and PURPA), and innovative financing and ownership structures. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Alison graduated from Williams College in 2007. Before ERG, she worked on federal environmental appeals at the Department of Justice, and on hydropower reform at a public interest firm. More recently, she has worked for the California PUC, NRG Energy, the East Bay Community Law Center, and the Vote Solar Initiative. Away from ERG, Alison likes playing fiddle music on viola, backpacking, and perfecting her recipe for apricot almond scones.