Cleo’s (she/her) passions lie at the intersection of environmental justice and energy policy. Her research and policy work bridges the gap between the scientific community, policymakers, and the general public. At Good Energy, Cleo spearheads work on community-focused, consent-based siting of nuclear waste facilities and researches well-informed, justice-minded nuclear policies across several critical issue areas.
Cleo recently completed her M.S. in Energy and Environment and a B.A. in Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University. At BU, Cleo supported research on environmental justice issues in the Texas Blackouts of 2021; researched price discrepancies in oil markets after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; looked at standards for forest carbon offsets in U.S. markets; and trained remote sensing models for NASA’s MEaSUREs project.
Cleo explains the mechanics of recycling and weighs the benefits against the challenges.
Cleo looks at California’s experience with implementing clean energy policies and analyzes the unintended consequences.
Khalil and Cleo examine the impact and legacy of nuclear weapons testing.
"[C]alling willing and participating communities 'guinea pigs' isn’t fair to areas that see real opportunities in the creation of new nuclear."
Voters should make sure their reps are setting aside partisanship and advocating for policies that help ensure healthy communities for all.
An illustration of our understanding of the concerns Americans have about nuclear energy and actions that can address them
Cleo examines the history, policy, and industry actions that inform nuclear energy siting and models for community participation.
One of the biggest concerns we hear about nuclear energy from progressives is, "what about the waste?" Cleo Schroer examines the issue.
Cleo's analysis finds an inequitable spread in the benefits and risks of historical nuclear power projects in the United States.
Cleo Schroer argues that U.S. uranium mines should operate only after impacted tribes and communities have had a meaningful chance to weigh in on a project.