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. Directing both policy and communication teams, Jennifer’s efforts have focused on developing and then executing campaigns and advocacy programs aimed at changing the way we produce and consume energy here in the Southeast 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 coordinates with various stakeholders and advocates.

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 and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in 1993. 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


Driving on Sunshine Across the Sunshine State for National Drive Electric Week

SACE staff attended four different National Drive Electric Week events around Florida to encourage interested people to take a spin in an electric car!


O, Watt A Wonderful Start to National Drive Electric Week!

SACE staff attended four National Drive Electric Week events this past Saturday. Catch up on some highlights from the events below and stay tuned to see how events panned out in the…


Join us as we #ElectrifyTheSouth during National Drive Electric Week!

National Drive Electric Week is coming up. Join us across the Southeast from September 14-22 as we travel around offering test drives and rides in a variety of electric vehicles!

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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…