Cleo Schroer

Cleo Schroer

Senior Policy Analyst

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.

Areas of Interest:

  • Energy Policy
  • Environmental Justice
  • Nuclear Waste

Advanced Nuclear: An Explainer

What is advanced nuclear? What makes it different from traditional nuclear technologies, and what does it mean for communities?
March 11, 2024

Over Budget, Overburdened: The Justice Implications of Clean Energy Deployment in Georgia

Cleo takes a look at Georgia for this second case study in our series on equitable clean energy policy design.
January 25, 2024

Panel: New Perspectives on a Changing Climate — Young Voices in Nuclear Energy (VIDEO)

Cleo speaks on our panel about the changing landscape of climate activism and nuclear energy.
November 28, 2023

FAQ: Recycling Nuclear Waste

Cleo explains the mechanics of recycling and weighs the benefits against the challenges.
October 12, 2023

Reverse Robin Hood: Clean Energy Policy Impacts on Energy Equity and Grid Reliability in California

Cleo looks at California’s experience with implementing clean energy policies and analyzes the unintended consequences.
June 24, 2023

State of Play: Nuclear Weapons Testing

Khalil and Cleo examine the impact and legacy of nuclear weapons testing.
April 5, 2023

In Response to CounterPunch's Opinion Piece “Nuclear Guinea Pigs: NRC’s Licensing of Experimental Nuclear Plants”

"[C]alling willing and participating communities 'guinea pigs' isn’t fair to areas that see real opportunities in the creation of new nuclear."
February 11, 2023

Who Represents Environmental Justice Communities?

Voters should make sure their reps are setting aside partisanship and advocating for policies that help ensure healthy communities for all.
November 3, 2022

Interim Nuclear Justice Roadmap

An illustration of our understanding of the concerns Americans have about nuclear energy and actions that can address them
October 31, 2022

State of Play: Siting of Nuclear Projects

Cleo examines the history, policy, and industry actions that inform nuclear energy siting and models for community participation.
October 14, 2022

State of Play: Nuclear Waste

One of the biggest concerns we hear about nuclear energy from progressives is, "what about the waste?" Cleo Schroer examines the issue.
August 28, 2022

Host Communities and Nuclear Energy: Benefits for Some, Risks for Others

Cleo's analysis finds an inequitable spread in the benefits and risks of historical nuclear power projects in the United States.
June 29, 2022

The Clean Energy Transition May Require Working with Industrial Titans

In an op-ed, Cleo Schroer discusses how the climate movement can hold fossil fuel companies accountable while harnessing their resources to take on the climate crisis.

January 26, 2024

Clean Energy is Not an Excuse for Unjust Mining Practices

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.

May 5, 2023