Grant Smith

Senior Energy Policy Advisor
Areas of Focus

Grant Smith leads EWG’s work to accelerate the clean energy revolution into renewables and engender more equitable, transparent electricity policies. Smith began his career in consumer advocacy and environmental protection in the early 1980s at the Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana. He has also worked for the Civil Society Institute, in Massachusetts. Smith’s deep knowledge of utilities, state and federal energy policy and the growing role of renewable energy have been an invaluable resource for members of the media.

External Publications

In The News

Using data from federal agencies and the solar industry, EWG calculated that, in each state Duke serves, except Florida, the potential of wind and solar power far exceeds electricity demand.

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Grant Smith
Pacific Standard

At a time when solar, wind and energy storage costs are plummeting, Duke is seeking to slow the transition to renewable sources.

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Grant Smith
Facing South

If Duke is allowed to have major influence over policies and ratemaking in these states…We’ll see a dirty electric system, an unaffordable electric system, and one that actually drives climate change.

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Grant Smith
WFYI

With this ruling, FERC adhered to a strict definition of QF’s megawatt capacity that limits renewable energy generation’s ability to compete with utility-owned natural gas facilities on dispatchability.

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Grant Smith
PV Magazine