Staci Rubin ’10 Appointed Commissioner of Department of Public Utilities

Staci Rubin JD/MPH/MELP ’10

3.23.23 — The administration of Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey ’98 has appointed Staci Rubin JD/MPH/MELP ’10 to a full-time position as a commissioner on the Commonwealth Utilities Commission, which oversees the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU), which, in turn, oversees electric and gas utilities, energy siting and public safety.

“For many years, I’ve advocated for a more inclusive, transparent DPU that considers climate justice and I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring that vision to life. Together, we will work to ensure that environmental justice populations have seats at the table in shaping our clean energy future,” said Rubin, who currently serves as vice president of environmental justice at the Conservation Law Foundation. Rubin will assume her new position in April. She also teaches a course, Energy Law and Policy, at Northeastern Law. “It’s a tremendous honor to return to the DPU and serve an administration that is committed to equity and reducing climate-damaging emissions.”

“For the past eight years, our team in the Attorney General’s Office, including Secretary Tepper and Chief Hoffer, served as the ratepayer advocate by standing up for Massachusetts residents struggling to pay their utility bills,” said Healey. “We know how critical it is that the DPU leadership understands that the transition to a clean energy economy is a pocketbook issue and will be thoughtful in how we evolve our grid and economy for the future.”

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