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Meredith Connolly, Energy Law and Policy Fellow, San Francisco

Meredith Connolly
As an Oregon native, my love for the environment is as ingrained as my devotion to marionberries, pinot noir, and the Oregon Ducks. I am an Energy Law and Policy Fellow in NRDC’s San Francisco office, working within the Energy Program and the International Program. I will be focusing my efforts primarily on renewable energy projects in California and India. I received my law degree from Boston College Law School and my bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French from Santa Clara University. Whenever possible, I spend my free time traveling, hiking, honing my photography skills, and discovering the best brunch spots in the city.

Recent Posts

India's Record-Breaking Blackout Eclipses Solar Milestone

Posted August 1, 2012 by Meredith Connolly

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Hundreds of trains stalled, traffic snarled, businesses ground to a halt, and stranded commuters walked home in the rain across North India as three electricity grids failed yesterday. The world’s biggest power outage in history left more than 680 million...continued

Fostering an Enabling Environment for Solar to Thrive in India

Posted May 29, 2012 by Meredith Connolly

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Clean energy received a big boost last week in India when the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced an ambitious new target for the next Five Year Plan. India plans to more than double its renewable power capacity to...continued

Local Sustainable Development Efforts Continue in India Despite Reckless Rhetoric

Posted May 23, 2012 by Meredith Connolly

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Recent attacks on the UN's Agenda 21 and ICLEI (“International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives”) in Tennessee and Virginia have portrayed their promotion of sustainable development and smart growth as elements of an international conspiracy to limit property rights in the U.S. This irresponsible...continued

Ahmedabad to Atlanta: Partnership Advances Innovative Project to Protect Communities Against Extreme Heat in India

Posted May 16, 2012 by Meredith Connolly

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Co-authored with Kathy Tran, Master of Public Health, Global Environmental Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Our innovative heat adaptation project in Ahmedabad, the largest city in the Indian state of Gujarat, gained important momentum last week.  Dr....continued

Weathering Extreme Heat in Ahmedabad, India: Protecting Residents from Increasing Temperatures

Posted April 4, 2012 by Meredith Connolly

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Co-authored with Dr. Gulrez Shah Azhar (Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar) Last month, as a part of our climate adaptation work in Ahmedabad, we had the opportunity to visit Ahmedabad’s Meteorological Centre (Met Department) along with our colleagues at NRDC's India initiative, the Indian...continued

Mixed Reactions to India's Solar Domestic Content Requirement

Posted January 9, 2012 by Meredith Connolly

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As the first batch of solar projects approach their one-year commissioning milestone for Phase I of India’s National Solar Mission (NSM), it has been reported that some projects may miss this crucial deadline and face penalties. With many projects behind...continued

India's Urgent Need for Climate Adaptation Measures

Posted November 21, 2011 by Meredith Connolly

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The highly anticipated report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) directly linking climate change and extreme weather was released on Friday.  This report follows last month’s release of a statement from medical experts worldwide warning that climate...continued


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