Megan Nicholson

Megan Nicholson
Former Staff
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Megan Nicholson is a Policy Analyst with ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI). She specializes in clean energy policy, the federal energy budget, the role of the Department of Defense in the energy innovation ecosystem, and international environmental policy. She also manages CCEI’s Energy Innovation Tracker, a public database of federal investments in energy innovation down to the project level, which is widely used as an analytical resource by policymakers, think tanks, and academics. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes, Politico and MIT Technology Review, among others. Prior to joining ITIF, Megan interned with the World Bank’s Global Environmental Facility, where she assisted with the research and writing of a publication on the organization's 20-year contribution to eliminating barriers to energy efficiency investment in developing countries. She graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies.

Recent Publications

January 20, 2015

The climate community is backing the wrong policy and it’s running out of time.

November 13, 2014

Setting carbon targets will not lead to deep decarbonization.

November 7, 2014

Climate mitigation and energy access are not mutually exclusive.

May 27, 2014

CCEI proposes a new global framework for addressing climate change with clean energy innovation.

November 22, 2013

ITIF presents a logic chain of nine steps for addressing global climate change through innovation.

November 14, 2013

Solar development on public lands should offer companies an opportunity to demonstrate and scale up technologies to accelerate innovation.