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Sarah Fletcher

Senior Research Analyst

Areas of Expertise:

Energy Economics, Environment, Environmental Policy, Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, Oil, Regulation, Transportation, Water

Sarah Fletcher, Senior Research Analyst at IHS, researches issues at the intersection of water, environment and energy, with a focus on water use in unconventional oil and gas. Ms. Fletcher’s primary research expertise lies in risk and uncertainty analysis of complex systems with technical, economic, and social interactions. Prior to joining IHS, Ms. Fletcher was a Graduate Research Assistant at the MIT Energy Initiative, where she focused on risk analysis of water and energy technologies in emerging markets and also worked on the MIT study The Future of Natural Gas. Her master’s thesis developed a methodology for assessing groundwater contamination risk from shale gas operations, and provided both an engineering assessment and an analysis of the public risk perception and stakeholder incentives. She previously worked in energy and transportation policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center. She holds an SM in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Physics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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