Samarth Medakkar

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Senior Policy Associate

Samarth is a Senior Policy Associate on MEEA's Policy Team and is responsible for tracking policy & regulatory developments, coordinating outreach events and producing resources focused on Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and North and South Dakota. He also focuses on issues of equity in policy, programs and the workforce. 

Prior to joining MEEA, Samarth held policy and research positions with the City of Atlanta and Atlanta Food & Farm where he worked to enhance Atlanta's programs in climate & renewables, energy efficiency and green infrastructure through emissions reporting, program development and coordination of regional expertise. 

Samarth holds a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Sustainability from Emory University. 

Author Latest Articles

Workshop Recap: Exploring Community-Based Approaches to Inclusive Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency holds great potential to deliver the benefits of a clean energy transition to marginalized Black and Brown communities. However, it…

Energy Planning in the Midwest: Energy Efficiency as a Foundation

Significant changes to our energy system are underway. Renewable energy, energy storage and other distributed energy resources are cost-competitive…

Partnering with Missouri Communities: Roadmap to Resilience

In the last several years, the Midwest’s rural and urban communities alike have seen increased risks to their infrastructure, including…

Missed Opportunities: Lowering Deferral Rates on Efficiency Programs

Midwest residential energy efficiency programs have reported shocking deferral rates ranging from 20 to 60% due to health and safety concerns in…