Nick Dreher

Nick Dreher



Policy Manager

Nick Dreher serves as MEEA’s Policy Manager, responsible for advancing state energy efficiency policies while developing strategic relationships with energy efficiency industry stakeholders. He oversees policy research, outreach and bill tracking in Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Prior to joining MEEA, Nick worked in coastal zone management and land use policy, processing development permits, drafting coastal policy language and working to maintain unfettered coastal shoreline access for the public. Nick earned a J.D. and a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy at Vermont Law School and a B.A. in Rhetoric at the University of California, at Berkeley. In his free time, Nick enjoys backpacking, hiking, biking and spending time with his wife Mary and two dogs, Hattie and Arrow.

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Michigan’s IRP Assessment Kicks Off this Week

The MPSC’s IRP Authority One big story coming out of the Michigan energy package enacted this past December is the significant authority given to…

Michigan Gov. Snyder Signs Pro-Efficiency Energy Package

On December 21, 2016, Governor Snyder signed into law a comprehensive energy bill package (PA 341/PA 342) that the Michigan legislature…

Committee Recommends Indefinite Freeze on Ohio Clean Energy Standards

On Wednesday, the Ohio Energy Mandates Study Committee (created under SB 310) released their recommendation on the near-term future of…

Illinois Legislative Breakfast Shows Benefits of Efficiency for Businesses, Schools and More

On April 29, MEEA held a Legislative Breakfast event at Café Moxo in downtown Springfield, IL. The breakfast, attended by around 40 participants,…

House of Representatives Passes Energy Efficiency Bill S.535

On April 21, 2015, the House of Representatives passed S.535, which establishes three separate programs to bolster energy efficiency measures in…