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Karl Boothman

Karl Boothman

Clean Energy Senior Policy Analyst


Clean Energy

Office Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Area of Focus

Karl is member of the Clean Energy Program in Utah, where his work seeks to reduce harmful emissions from the electricity sector. He provides policy and regulatory support to expand clean energy, retire carbon-intensive generation, and accelerate transportation and building electrification in the region.


Karl joined WRA in September 2022. Prior to WRA, he was a Senior Consultant with 5 Lakes Energy, a Michigan-based public interest clean energy policy firm where he worked on a wide range of topics including energy storage modeling, integrated resource planning, rate design, and cost-of-service issues. He began his career in economic consulting related to antitrust and anticompetitive market behavior. Karl is a proud Michigander but has lived in the West since 2016.


Karl has a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan.

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