Margaret Tallmadge

Maggie Tallmadge
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2020

Maggie is a first year MEM student at Yale FES specializing in Energy & Environment and Business & Environment. She focuses on energy and utility policy, energy finance, cleantech and social enterprise as tools to build wealth and political power in tribes and low-income communities of color. Most recently, Maggie served as the Environmental Justice Manager at the Coalition of Communities of Color, an Oregon alliance of 18 culturally specific community-based organizations. She established its Community and Economic Development program while designing and leading legislative, electoral and PUC policies and campaigns, including carbon pricing, community solar, RPS, grid modernization, and tax policy. Maggie is a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

Authored Articles
Solar carport at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico

A solar carport at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, built by Native American owned and operated developer Diversified Systems Manufacturing / U.S. Department of State / CC BY-NC 2.0

What Is Holding Back Renewable Energy Development in Indian Country?

An energy paradox lingers in Indian Country, the land base of Native Americans in the contiguous 48 states: enormous renewable energy generation potential, but numerous barriers to development and electrification. This article is the first in a two-part series on barriers and opportunities for renewable energy in Indian Country.