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Leah Louis-Prescott

Associate
  • Building Electrification

Leah supports city and state efforts to eliminate fossil fuel use in buildings. Her primary work is in the western U.S., and she also provides regulatory and policy support for building electrification across the country.

Background

Leah began her building electrification career at RMI as a graduate intern contributing to The Economics of Electrifying Buildings report. She furthered her expertise at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) where she produced an industry-leading forecast of the impacts of building electrification. She also provided regulatory and strategy support related to DERs and Community Choice Aggregation on PG&E’s Energy Policy and Procurement team.

Leah deepened her climate knowledge when she was selected as a Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) fellow in 2019. She is currently serving as a Fellowship Coordinator for the 2020 CELI cohort.

Education

MEM, Energy and the Environment, Duke University

BS, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Michigan

Location

Oakland, CA

Authored Works
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All-Electric New Homes: A Win for the Climate and the Economy

Buildings are quickly becoming a cornerstone of ambitious climate policy, as policymakers recognize they can’t achieve the necessary science-based emissions reductions without tackling this stubborn sector. This means states and cities across the country won’t meet their climate goals if new buildings in their jurisdiction include fossil fuel systems that…

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California Should Go All-Electric in New Construction—State’s Largest Utility Agrees

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), California’s largest combined gas and electric utility, became the first dual-fuel utility in the country to formally support ending new gas hookups in buildings. In a letter to the California Energy Commission (CEC) this week, PG&E endorsed efficient, all-electric new construction as part of…

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Job Creation through Building Electrification in California

California continues to lead the nation in accelerating the transition to an all-electric future, demonstrating foresight that will help the state achieve its climate and air quality goals and prepare to bounce back from the coming economic slump. Regulators recently approved two pilot projects that will advance the market…