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Claire Squire

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Faculty Specialist, Post-Masters Research Associate, CGS

Claire Squire is a research associate at the UMD School of Public Policy Center for Global Sustainability. Her work focuses on energy transition and climate mitigation, particularly the land use-climate change-energy nexus and U.S. subnational policy. At CGS, she researches coal phaseout, expansion of biomass utilization, and sustainable development, particularly within an Indonesian context, impacts of subnational policy on the attainment of U.S. climate goals, and conducts integrated assessment modeling. Her prior work focused on understanding county-level barriers to siting of renewable energy, and strategies for overcoming local opposition to accelerate deployment. She holds a master's degree in public policy from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor's degree in environmental management from Indiana University.

Areas of Interest
  • climate policy in Indonesia; U.S. subnational policy; just transitions; coal transition

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