Director of Clean Energy
Cammy Peterson joined MAPC’s Clean Energy Department in 2013. As Director of the Department, she oversees MAPC’s clean energy work, including local energy planning, regional energy procurements, and local and state energy policy. She facilitates local planning through the Local Energy Action Program (LEAP), from facilitating progress toward Green Communities designation and stretch code implementation to meeting with municipal officials and project partners and overseeing scope development and project implementation. Ms. Peterson further strives to integrate clean energy practices into all aspects of MAPC’s planning work. In supervising regional energy procurements, her work includes developing project scopes, soliciting project participants, issuing solicitations, organizing and guiding selection processes, and supporting municipal project execution. She also spearheads solar, renewable thermal, climate, community energy resiliency, alternative fuel infrastructure, and energy efficiency program and policy development and cultivates partnerships with municipalities, community-based organizations, policymakers, and other energy stakeholders to advance clean energy efforts throughout the Commonwealth. Ms. Peterson leads the Energy team’s solar projects, including the Regional Solar Initiative, other solar energy management services projects, solar developer procurement, and solar bylaw design, as well as statewide and municipal governance initiatives.
Ms. Peterson managed the energy, environmental, and transportation policy and legislative portfolios for New York State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh. In this capacity, she helped to enact a statewide law requiring that rechargeable batteries be recycled, worked to reduce polystyrene use and implement bus rapid transit, and developed bills to require greater energy efficiency in televisions and to reduce mercury content in compact fluorescent lamps, among many others. She has also worked with the Clean Air Task Force, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy on a range of renewable energy, municipal energy financing, and sustainable development research projects.
Ms. Peterson earned a Masters degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, where she focused on clean energy and climate policy and planning. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University.
Areas of Expertise: Clean energy policy and planning, municipal solar procurements and planning, Green Communities Designation criteria, sustainable development, clean energy and climate change analysis, clean municipal vehicle fleets, smart growth.