Ashtin is an associate with RMI’s Carbon Free Electricity practice, where she uses analysis and research to explore ways to decrease the dependence on coal and gas in the power sector and transition to clean energy in a reliable and cost-effective manner.
Prior to RMI, Ashtin was an energy analyst in the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She focused on analyzing historical utility operating practices, including uneconomic operations of coal and gas plants that elevate costs for consumers and impede clean energy deployment in regional and state electricity grids. She also contributed to work modeling the economic and environmental benefits of proposed federal and state clean energy policies.
MS, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BS, Geography, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison