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Sarah LaMonaca

  • Climate-Aligned Finance

Sarah is a principal with the Climate-Aligned Industries team and Lead on Utility Finance for RMI’s Center for Climate-Aligned Finance.


Prior to joining RMI, Sarah was a Research Associate at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, where her work focused on climate change impacts in the power sector and barriers to clean energy finance. She was previously a Senior Researcher in Energy Economics and Policy at the University College Dublin (UCD) Energy Institute, where she co-authored research on clean energy programs and policies, and served on a climate mitigation advisory committee for the Irish government. Sarah’s past work also includes positions with the U.S. Department of Energy, most recently as a Policy Advisor Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, supporting analysis and implementation of the President’s Climate Action Plan, and advising senior leadership on a range of policy and management issues.


Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Northeastern University

Master of Science in Energy & Environmental Finance, University College Dublin


Washington, DC