Burning gas, wood, and biomass in buildings now has more negative health effects than burning coal in many states, says a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The peer-reviewed study, published in Environmental Research Letters, is the first to examine the effects of burning…
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.
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.
MEM, Energy and the Environment, Duke University
BS, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Michigan