Sarah Adair

Sarah Adair



Senior Policy Associate

Sarah Adair is a senior policy associate in the climate and energy program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Sarah’s work focuses on the intersection of energy and environmental policy, especially in the electricity sector. She manages the Nicholas Institute’s engagement with energy and environmental policymakers in the Southeast and MidAtlantic and the development of research projects, forums, and collaborations. Sarah’s recent work has focused on the future of electric power, carbon regulation under the Clean Air Act, climate policy design, and challenges facing nuclear energy. She has also worked on shale gas regulation, public opinion of climate change, and planning under uncertainty. Her work has been featured in Energy Policy, Environmental Law Reporter, the Hastings Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, and Public Utilities Fortnightly.

Prior to joining the Nicholas Institute, Sarah held positions with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Impact Initiative, the Biodiversity Project (now Bluestem Communications), and the Chicago Sustainable Business Association.

Sarah received her master of environmental management degree in environmental economics and policy from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.