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Akriti Bhargava

Board Member


Akriti is a Policy Analyst with NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center, focusing on clean energy law and policy. She holds a J.D. with honors from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon concentrating in Energy Law and International Law, and a B.A. in environmental studies and economics from the University of Vermont. 

During law school, she focused her work on climate policy and clean energy through various internships and jobs—including with the Climate Imperative Project at Energy Innovation, the Climate Social Science Network at Brown University, and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center. Prior to law school, she worked as a Research Analyst for the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program, supporting the Beyond Coal campaign. She joined the ELP board of directors in June 2023.