Senior Staff Attorney
Program/Department: Clean Energy
Office Location: New Mexico
Area of Focus
Cydney works in our Clean Energy Program dealing with energy policy goals and recommendations that will reduce carbon emissions from electric generation by decreasing reliance on fossil-fueled generation, increasing production of clean and renewable energy, and encouraging the efficient use of electricity.
Cydney joined Western Resource Advocates as a Senior Staff Attorney in May 2019. Prior to that, Cydney spent over 20 years as a managing attorney at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and its predecessor, the New Mexico Public Utility Commission, serving as Legal Division Director for the last three. Her case experience at the Commission involved a broad range of topics and stakeholders, from water rights to tribal energy, from rural electric cooperatives to publicly-traded investor-owned utilities and global renewable energy developers.
B.A. in political science from Stanford University and J.D. from University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Favorite thing about the West
Waking up to snow which may or may not have been forecasted, especially when it wasn’t.