Caitlin Eichten

Senior Policy Associate, Buildings
Caitlin Eichten

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Caitlin joined Fresh Energy in 2022, bringing her expertise to the buildings department to focus on regulatory and legislative advocacy to equitably transition the natural gas system away from fossil fuels and onto carbon-free electricity in buildings. Caitlin supports and leads work on key dockets at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and the Minnesota Department of Commerce. She conducts regulatory, policy, and technical analysis to help Minnesota meet its greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals in the buildings sector.

Before joining the Fresh Energy team, Caitlin was conducting data-driven, health economics research while completing a certificate program on Climate Change and Health through Yale University’s School of Public Health. These experiences strengthen her efforts to transition Minnesota’s homes and buildings off fossil gas to address climate change and to ensure a healthy, affordable, and equitable energy future.

Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Arts in math and statistics from Carleton College. Previously, Caitlin spent time researching the effects of climate change on tourism at state parks in northern Minnesota, as well as conducting field-based conservation research in Chilean Patagonia. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places by foot, bike, kayak, train, or ski.