The Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition (MAREC) was formed in September 2009 as a nonprofit Pennsylvania corporation. Currently our membership consists of wind developers, solar developers, wind turbine manufacturers and nonprofit organizations dedicated to the growth of renewable energy technologies to improve our environment, diversify our electric generation portfolio, and boost economic development in the region. Our mission is to improve and enhance the opportunities for renewable energy development in ten of the jurisdictions in the PJM region in and around the Mid-Atlantic, which include: Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The primary areas of focus of MAREC Action are to provide education and expertise on the environmental sustainability of wind and solar energy; offer technical expertise and advice to assist in understanding the operating and environmental impacts of integrating wind and solar into the electrical power system; and promote fair policies, rules and regulations to expand the region’s electric transmission system to accommodate the growth of renewable energy generation.
Evan Vaughan has dedicated his career to the growth of renewable energy, most recently working as a community relations consultant for an offshore wind project. Evan served as Manager of Media Relations for the American Wind Energy Association for nearly five years and, before that, held various internship positions working on clean energy and climate change issues at the International Emissions Trading Association and the World Wildlife Fund. Evan holds a MA in Global Environmental Policy from American University in Washington, DC and a BA in Government and World Affairs from the University of Tampa.
Caroline Fletcher is a Government Affairs professional with over three years of experience in the trade association space. She comes to MAREC Action from the Specialty Equipment Market Association, where she worked on both state and federal policy. Caroline previously held internship positions for Congressman Hoyer and the Maryland Sierra Club. She holds a BA in Politics and Mathematics from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.