Sarah E. Hunt is Director, Center for Innovation and Technology at ALEC. She leads the Center’s Energy Innovation Project. Her policy work focuses on free-market solutions for the energy future.
Her diverse professional background includes political law practice, campaigns, non-profit leadership, and management consulting. She began her career in public policy as legislative staff in Oregon and New Mexico. Sarah is the co-author of Oregon’s Ballot Measure 73, passed by statewide referendum in 2010.
She is a member of the Federalist Society, the American Bar Association Section of Environment and Energy, where she serves as a Vice-Chair of the Environmental Disclosure subcommittee, and Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy, a joint project of the Atlantic Council and the Ecologic Institute. Her commentary on energy policy is sought after by industry trade publications such as E&E Newswire and Scientific American.
After being homeschooled for ten years, Sarah studied political science and College Republican organizing at the University of New Mexico. She is also a graduate of the Willamette University College of Law, with a JD and certificate in environmental and energy law, and Georgetown University Law Center, with an LLM in international environmental law.
When she isn’t admiring the view from the bottom of an open-cast coal mine or the top of an off-shore wind turbine, Sarah will be found sailing, lifting at her local Crossfit box, or baking chocolate chip cookies for her nieces and nephew. Committed to community service, Sarah volunteers her time as a member of the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys & Advocates and as a co-founder and board member of the Center for Home Education Policy, a non-profit that advocates for the interests of homeschooled children.
A “nuclear renaissance” in state policy is underway. In 2007, states considered a total of 27 bills pertaining in some way to nuclear energy. By 2011, this number leaped to 204. Since …