ELPC’s Midwest Co-Legislative Director Sarah Wochos has been named to Midwest Energy News’s 40 Under 40 Award Program. In conjunction with its fifth anniversary, Midwest Energy News launched the program to recognize young leaders throughout the Midwest working to advance a clean energy economy.
The program accepted nominations and relied on the counsel of a panel of expert energy leaders to finalize the list.
This elite group of young professionals includes innovators from numerous sectors, including government, industry, academia, business, and advocacy.
Below is the profile on Wochos that appeared in the list on Midwest Energy News’s website.
Sarah Wochos, Co-Legislative Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center
Sarah Wochos is the Midwest Co-Legislative Director for the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Wochos works to encourage clean energy development, energy efficiency, and global warming solutions throughout Illinois and the Midwest. She has spent years developing and implementing the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard, including the solar and distributed generation carve-outs, and breaking down regulatory and policy barriers to solar adoption throughout the Midwest. Wochos previously worked on energy policy issues at the Council of State Governments-Midwest and health policy issues at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Wochos has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. from New York University.
Read about other award recipients here.