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Deborah Kapiloff

Deborah Kapiloff

Transportation Electrification Policy Analyst


Clean Energy

Area of Focus

Deborah advocates for policies which reduce emissions in the transportation sector, focusing on transportation electrification and the adoption of electric vehicles in all of WRA’s states. Deborah’s policy work seeks to maximize the environmental and economic benefits of transportation electrification for communities across the West.


Deborah originally joined WRA as a Regional Markets Intern, researching how state climate goals and emissions reductions commitments can be accommodated in regional wholesale electricity markets. Prior to working with WRA, she spent time at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Washington, D.C. researching environmental justice issues in low-income communities and with the Zero Emission Resource Organization in Oslo, Norway assisting staff with research on EU carbon markets.


Deborah holds a B.A in Political Science and Environmental Studies with a minor in Nordic Studies from St. Olaf College.

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