Deborah Donovan

Deborah Donovan

Senior Policy Advocate and Massachusetts Director

Deborah Donovan is Massachusetts Director and Senior Policy Advocate at Acadia Center, based in the Boston office. Deborah is engaged in all aspects of Acadia Center’s work on grid modernization, electric vehicles, transportation, energy efficiency, renewables, and climate, with a focus on the Commonwealth and related regional issues. Her work is informed by an extensive career in policy analysis, advocacy, and mission-driven communications in Massachusetts and New England. Deborah comes to Acadia Center from Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA), a leading policy analysis firm focused on renewable energy issues, where she managed projects related to clean energy development, siting, and outreach. Prior to her work with SEA, she served as Director of Energy Markets for the Cambridge Energy Alliance, a community-based energy efficiency campaign.  Previously, Deborah led clean energy advocacy efforts for the Union of Concerned Scientists. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a B.S. in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.