Rachel Young conducts research on the impacts of federal and national energy efficiency policies. She works in the Policy program and focuses on natural resources including energy efficiency as a mechanism to reduce air pollution, the water-energy nexus, and natural gas efficiency policies and programs. She has authored/coauthored several publications including ACEEE's International Energy Efficiency Scorecard and conducts quantitative and qualitative research on a number of ACEEE priority areas.
Prior to joining ACEEE, Rachel held a climate and energy research fellowship position at The Breakthrough Institute in the summer of 2010 and an activist fellowship position with Avaaz.org in the summer of 2009.
Rachel holds a BA in environmental studies with a concentration in chemistry from Lewis & Clark College.