Growing Renewable Energy to Improve the Economy & Environment

MAREC Action is a coalition of utility-scale solar, wind, and battery storage developers, wind turbine and solar panel manufacturers, and public interest organizations dedicated to promoting the growth and development of renewable energy in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer expert guidance and advocacy on policy and regulatory issues, as well as a unified voice for the industry. Members of MAREC Action value a voice and seat at the table in industry discussions.

Our History

About

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.

Solar panel installation, MAREC Action

Our Team

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.

Evan Vaughan

Executive Director

Sari Fink is the Director, PJM Affairs for MAREC Action where she manages the association’s PJM advocacy program. Sari joined MAREC Action in October 2023. She was previously at the American Clean Power Association (ACP) where she managed ACP’s advocacy in PJM and at other regional grid organizations. Sari has been in the energy for over 20 years and prior to working with trade associations, worked in government and consulting, and has a wealth of expertise in many energy industry issues.

Sari Fink

Director, PJM Affairs

Diane Cherry is the Deputy Director of MAREC Action and leads clean energy advocacy programs in several states and across clean energy technologies. She also develops policy positions and strategies in consultation with member companies. Diane has been working in the energy and environmental field for more than 20 years and brings all of these experiences to advocate for the clean energy transition. She has held positions as a clean energy consultant, an engagement and membership director for the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association, an energy and environmental policy manager for a statewide think tank, a sustainability and budget analyst for local government, a policy advisor for North Carolina’s state environmental director, and a Presidential Management Fellow for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Diane has a Master’s Degree in Energy Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Diane Cherry

Deputy Director

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.

Caroline Fletcher

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Our Members

MAREC Action is partnered with over 40 companies and corporations that are leading the renewable energy industry.

General Members

Associate Members