Elena Krieger (she/her/hers)
Director of Research; Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE)
Elena Krieger is director of research at the energy science and policy research institute Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE). She joined PSE in 2013 to launch the organization’s clean energy practice area, and now oversees its scientific research efforts. Her current work focuses on accelerating the transition to clean energy resources, and developing transition pathways that realize nonenergy co-benefits. She leads numerous research projects, and works closely with community organizations, non-profits, policymakers, and other stakeholders to use science to inform energy and climate policy. Her current research areas include designing solar+storage resilience hubs and integration of resilience, health, equity, and environmental metrics into deep decarbonization efforts. She is a member of the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group to the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission and a member of the National Academies’ New Voices in Science, Engineering and Medicine Program 2021 Cohort. She received her PhD in mechanical & aerospace engineering from Princeton University, where her research focused on optimizing energy storage in renewable systems, and holds an AB in physics and astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard University.