Carynton Howard

Climate Advocacy Coordinator

Carynton joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2024. As Climate Advocacy Coordinator, she identifies and advocates for climate and clean energy policy changes in the Southeast. Her focus is organizing and coalition building in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area.

Prior to joining SACE, Carynton supported clean energy efforts in Indiana. She gained valuable energy policy experience while working as a Government Affairs intern at EDP Renewables.

While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science and a concentration in environmental politics and policy at Purdue University, Carynton worked with environmental advocacy organization Mighty Earth as a Climate Organizer. She, along with a group of other students, launched a campaign to decarbonize steel mills in Northwest Indiana. They gained broad support from the community and experts in the steel industry.

Outside of work, Carynton loves attending live music events and exploring the amazing state parks Tennessee has to offer.

Carynton's Recent Posts


TVA’s New Nuclear Program is a Warning Sign to Customers and Local Power Companies

TVA’s nuclear ambitions are risky for customers. Here's why the nation's largest public utility should instead focus on proven, affordable, clean energy right now.


New Rules Offer Tax-Exempt Entities Big Discounts on Clean Energy

Local governments, school districts, and nonprofits are now eligible for cash refunds on solar, EVs, and other clean energy investments through newly finalized guidelines from the Inflation Reduction Act.