Sara Gersen

Senior Attorney Clean Energy Program


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Sara Gersen is a senior attorney in the Clean Energy Program. She is based in Los Angeles.

In 2022, Sara was recognized by Law360 as an Environmental MVP of the Year for her work detailing the limited role for hydrogen as a climate solution and securing key litigation victories against misconduct by SoCal Gas and illegal barriers to rooftop solar in New Mexico.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Sara was a law clerk for Justice Gregory Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court and completed a fellowship at the Environmental Law Institute in D.C. Sara also worked at the Environmental Defense Fund’s Boulder office, where she first served as a climate and clean air legal fellow and later as a contract attorney.

Sara received a B.A. in political science from Williams College and her law degree with a certificate of specialization in environmental law from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Latest by Sara Gersen

Aerial view of the Colstrip coal-fired power plant in Montana in 2004.
June 15, 2023

Billions in Hydrogen Tax Credits Could Be Given to Polluters

A sobering look behind the curtain on hydrogen tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act.
March 3, 2023

Glass Onion Nails It: Policymakers Need to Check Receipts on the Hydrogen Hype

Netflix’s juicy mystery veers close to reality when it comes to the pitfalls of hydrogen — which is no silver bullet for our climate crisis.
Parking Designated For Electric Vehicle
January 13, 2022

What the Electric Vehicle World Can Learn from Successful Energy Efficiency Programs

To expand at-home charging for low- and moderate-income electric vehicle drivers, New Mexico shines a guiding light
The skyline of San Diego, where the local utility wants to raise most residential customers' minimum bills to $38.40 each month.
May 20, 2020

Victory: California PUC Says Utility Can’t Hike Minimum Bills for Residential Customers

San Diego Gas & Electric's proposal to charge households a minimum of $38.40 a month would have hurt rooftop solar and disproportionately burdened low-income customers.
Aerial view of the Port of San Diego
August 15, 2019

Major Investments in Infrastructure to Charge Electric Trucks and Buses Coming to San Diego Region

The California Public Utilities Commission approved a new electric vehicle program for San Diego Gas & Electric Company, solidifying California's leadership in electrifying the freight and transit sectors.
Electric car drivers Stephanie Tiffany, Shanying Cui, and Ari Weinstein (from left to right) purchased their vehicles after their workplace installed charging stations.
April 22, 2019

Want People to Drive Electric? Give Them Workplace Chargers

The California Public Utilities Commission should approve a proposal to deploy more charging infrastructure at workplaces, apartment buildings, and public places.