Rita Cliffton is a policy analyst for Climate and Energy Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she was a research and teaching assistant at the University of Virginia, where she received her Master of Public Policy degree. Cliffton also worked as policy analyst for community solar development in Washington, D.C., and has held multiple positions in international development, working across clean water, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture projects in the Middle East, South Africa, and Indonesia. She holds a B.A. in global studies: environments and sustainability from the University of Virginia.


By Rita Cliffton
Renewed U.S.-India Climate CooperationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 18, 2021
What a Biden-Modi Initiative To Spur India’s Green Transition Should Look LikeCenter for American ProgressFebruary 18, 2021
Equitable and Just Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness Amid COVID-19Center for American ProgressSeptember 30, 2020
Electric Vehicles Should Be a Win for American WorkersCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2020
Building a Just Climate Future for North CarolinaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2020
States Are Laying a Road Map for Climate LeadershipCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2020
Building a 100 Percent Clean Future Can Drive an Additional $8 Billion a Year to Rural CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressJanuary 8, 2020