Shelley Robbins

Senior Decarbonization Manager

Shelley works on utility decarbonization issues, focusing on finding alternatives to new and risky fossil gas infrastructure and promoting the retirement of existing dirty power plants. Prior to joining SACE, Shelley was a Project Director at Clean Energy Group, a national nonprofit that provides innovative technical, economic, and policy solutions to enable communities to participate equitably in the clean energy transition. She supported coalition-building in New York City (PEAK Coalition) and Massachusetts (MA Clean Peak Coalition), and she advised communities and organizations fighting fossil peaker plants across the country. She also worked to advance policy in the Southeast that promotes the equitable deployment of solar and battery storage.

Shelley has more than twenty-two years of experience in the regulatory, environmental policy, and clean energy space. Prior to joining CEG, she worked at Upstate Forever in South Carolina for more than 13 years. At UF, she created the organization’s energy program, fought natural gas pipeline expansion, supported clean energy in both the statehouse and at the Public Service Commission, and worked on energy burden and just transition issues. Shelley has also worked for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Florida Governor’s Office (defending the state from offshore drilling), and the Florida Public Service Commission. She has an economics degree from Duke University and an MBA from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Shelley's Recent Posts


Historic Federal Rules Will Curb Dangerous Power Plant Pollution

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Biden’s leadership released an important set of pollution limitations for power plants that will improve people’s health and help preserve a stable climate. Specifically,…