Shelley Hudson Robbins

Project Director

Shelley Hudson Robbins is a Project Director at Clean Energy Group. Through her work on the Phase Out Peakers Project, she supports coalition-building in New York City (PEAK Coalition) and Massachusetts (MA Clean Peak Coalition), and she advises communities and organizations fighting fossil-fuel peaker plants across the country. She was primary author of CEG’s 2022 report, The Peaker Problem: An Overview of Peaker Power Plant Facts and Impacts in Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit, and she prepares comments for state and federal dockets regarding fossil-fuel peaker plants, including for the recent EPA Proposed Rules on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits for Power Plants. She also works to advance state policy in the Southeast that promotes the equitable deployment of solar and battery storage.

Shelley has more than 22 years of experience in the regulatory, environmental policy, and clean energy space. Prior to joining Clean Energy Group, Shelley served as the Energy and State Policy director at Upstate Forever in South Carolina for more than 13 years. While there, she created the organization’s energy program, fought natural gas pipeline expansion, supported clean energy at both the statehouse and at the Public Service Commission, and worked on energy burden and just transition issues. Shelley has also worked for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Florida Governor’s Office (defending the state from offshore drilling), and the Florida Public Service Commission. She has an economics degree from Duke University and an MBA from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Initiatives: Phase Out Peakers, Health and Energy Security, Energy Storage Policy and Regulation
Location: Durham, NC