Margaret Cherne-Hendrick

Senior Policy Associate, Energy Markets

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As a senior policy associate on the Energy Markets team, Margaret leads Fresh Energy’s strategic imperative to electrify fossil fuel-dependent sectors of the economy, coordinating with other staff to track innovations in electrification technology and advance policies to promote strategic electrification. She is an expert in natural gas, electrical, and water infrastructure systems. Before joining Fresh Energy, Margaret was a senior policy associate at the Institute for Sustainable Energy where she developed and launched the ‘Carbon Free Boston’ initiative to inform the City of Boston’s effort to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Margaret’s other experience includes serving as a policy and technical consultant for the Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), a graduate fellow with the Environmental Protection Agency, a graduate research assistant for the Barr Foundation, and an internship with the Conservation Law Foundation. Margaret holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Boston University, a Master of Science in Organismal Biology and Ecology from the University of Montana, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Reed College. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, biking, and canoeing.