Mark Specht

Senior Energy Analyst

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Mark Specht is an energy analyst for the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In his role, he works to generate new research and policy solutions for integrating renewable energy into power grids, and scaling down reliance on fossil fuels in electricity systems throughout the Western states.

Prior to joining UCS, Mr. Specht was an energy analyst with Ascend Analytics, where he provided analytical support in developing long-term energy planning documents to several municipally-owned utilities in California.

Mr. Specht earned a BA in integrated science and science in human culture from Northwestern University, and an MA in philosophy from the University of Otago in New Zealand.