Maggie Molina

Maggie Molina

Executive Director
Senior Management Team

Maggie Molina joined NEEP as Executive Director in October 2023.

Maggie is a nationally recognized energy efficiency leader with experience advancing climate and clean energy policies and programs in government and the nonprofit sector. From 2020-23, she served as Branch Chief of the State and Local Climate and Energy Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The program helps state, local, and tribal governments develop greenhouse gas emissions inventories, analyze emissions and health benefits of clean energy, and develop best-practice energy programs that reduce emissions and promote energy justice. The program also supported the development of the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program under the Inflation Reduction Act. Prior to that, Maggie served as Senior Director for Policy at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), where she led policy, research, and strategy for federal, state, and local policymakers and the private sector. She spent 15 years in various posts at ACEEE and served on its senior management team. She led numerous initiatives and research including the State and City Efficiency Scorecards, utility business models, cost of saved energy, energy efficiency potential studies, and best-practice energy efficiency and building electrification program design. 

Maggie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Master of Engineering and Public Policy from the University of Maryland.

Q: What is your favorite thing about NEEP?

A: Our people and mission! NEEP staff are incredibly dedicated, hardworking, and have fun at the same time. The team is passionate about meeting our region’s climate and energy justice goals through energy efficiency and building decarbonization and is committed to working in every state in our 13-state region, from Maine down to D.C. and out to West Virginia. I am grateful to work with such a dedicated and spirited team! 

Q: Name one thing you cannot live without.

A: My sneakers! I grab my running shoes when I feel like a jog or a walk with our dog, or my volleyball sneakers for indoor or outdoor matches. And traveling with a good pair of sneakers is a must – especially this year as I hope to travel to each of the states in NEEP’s region!       


Q: What book is currently on your nightstand?

A: On my reading list next is Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth’s Past can Help us Survive the Climate Crisis by Michael Mann. I am interested in the historical perspectives, and the reminders that we need to move beyond climate doomerism and use the technologies at our fingertips to tackle the challenge!

Speaking Information

Energy efficiency policy at the federal, state and local levels, climate and clean energy planning, building decarbonization and electrification programs and policies, energy equity and justice, aligning utility business models with energy efficiency, analysis of costs and benefits of efficiency and decarbonization.

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