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Starla Yeh, Welch Fellow, Center for Market Innovation, New York

Starla Yeh
As a part of NRDC's Center for Market Innovation in New York since May 2010, my focus is on shifting capital investment in the energy and power sector away from polluting energy sources towards non-emitting and renewable resources, as well as developing technologies such as demand response and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Prior to joining NRDC, I worked in the Insurance-Linked Securities group at Swiss Re Capital Markets, structuring catastrophe bonds. I graduated from Vermont Law School with a J.D. in 2007, and from DePauw University with a B.A. in Economics and French in 2004. Even though I live in New York, I call Vermont home, and am looking forward to moving back sometime in the future. I love skiing, sailing, riding horses and generally being outdoors, especially in the mountains. In the city, you are likely to find me in one of the parks trying to keep up with my dog, Goldie, a 1-year old Hungarian Vizsla.

Recent Posts

Tierney: EPA Standards are Manageable and Deliver the Benefits of Public Health and Reliable Electricity at the Same Time

Posted September 16, 2011 by Starla Yeh in Curbing Pollution, U.S. Law and Policy

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Dr. Sue Tierney of the Analysis Group asserted that there is no need to choose between public health and reliable electricity during Panel Two of the September 14th House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing on how...continued

Peer Review Discredits Electric Industry Claims While PJM Demonstrates Potential for Alternative Resources

Posted June 13, 2011 by Starla Yeh in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Contrary to industry claims, the standards that EPA has proposed to control air pollution from power plants can be safely implemented while maintaining the integrity of the grid.  A January 2011 report published by Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a utility...continued

EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards: Cleaner Air AND Reliable Electricity

Posted March 23, 2011 by Starla Yeh in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed Clean Air Act mercury and air toxics standards to curb harmful emissions from the nation’s fleet of aging and dirty power plants fueled by coal and oil.  The rule is part of...continued


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