Jennifer Rennicks

Senior Director of Policy & Communications

Since 2006 Jennifer has worked with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund to to advance stronger federal, state, and utility clean energy policies throughout the Southeastern US. Managing both policy and communication teams, Jennifer has focused on developing and executing campaigns and advocacy programs aimed at changing the way we produce and consume energy with an emphasis on climate friendly solutions. An experienced advocate, writer and public speaker, Jennifer also serves as SACE’s North Carolina state liaison and closely tracks policy proposals in the Old North State and is the SACE representative to and advisory board member for Mothers & Others for Clean Air.

Research and volunteer work in Central America in the 1990s inspired Jennifer’s interests in environmental policy and sustainable development, and her children are her primary motivation now in the hope that actions taken today will ensure a livable world in the future. Jennifer earned a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan in 2000, which included a summer of ecological field research in Belize, and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in 1993, which included a semester in Costa Rica. In addition, Jennifer completed a Certificate in Nonprofit Management through Duke University in 2015.

Before joining SACE in 2006, Jennifer managed a watershed conservation project with Upstate Forever in Greenville, SC; conducted research for the Southern Environmental Law Center in Asheville, NC; coordinated communication efforts as well as research for the Ecosystem Management Initiative at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI; and coordinated community conservation & tourism projects with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism in Columbia, SC.

Jennifer's Recent Posts


Help us drive electric vehicle adoption in North Carolina with a new license plate!

Electric vehicle advocates here in North Carolina hope to present this license plate design to the NC Department of Motor Vehicles and the NC General Assembly next month for approval. But in…


Driving on Sunshine Half Year Update

Since this summer, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's newest campaign - Driving on Sunshine - has traveled from one end of Florida to the other to promote the ease and benefits of…


A Climate Champion is Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

Yesterday we learned that Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish student who rose to prominence when she began leading student climate strikes more than a year ago, was named Time Magazine's person of…

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Están en Riesgo Los Programas De Eficiencia Energética en La Florida Que Ayudan A Empresas y 6 Millones De Familias a Ahorrar Dinero

Tallahassee, Florida –– Hoy, el personal de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de la Florida (PSC, por sus siglas en inglés) recomendó la aprobación de los objetivos propuestos de eficiencia energética de…