Senior Director, Domestic Climate and Energy Policy



Shannon Baker-Branstetter

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Shannon Baker-Branstetter is the senior director of Domestic Climate and Energy Policy at American Progress. They previously led federal and state policy and coalitions on climate, racial equity, transportation, and energy at Dream Corps Green For All. Before that, Baker-Branstetter managed the cars and energy advocacy team at Consumer Reports and worked for a plaintiff-side employment civil rights law firm as well as the U.S. Department of Labor.

Baker-Branstetter earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. They hold bar licenses in California and Washington, D.C.


Achieving Energy Independence While Supporting European Allies Article
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Achieving Energy Independence While Supporting European Allies

Congress and the White House should act immediately to support our European allies and build long-term energy independence, while also providing American families with relief from the increased costs inflicted by the fossil fuel industry profiteering off Putin’s war on Ukraine.

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