Johanna Neumann is the Safe Energy Advocate for U.S. PIRG. She has also served as the State Director for Maryland PIRG since 2006. During that time she has been a leading voice on energy issues including efforts to establish one of the strongest energy efficiency goals in the country and challenging the construction of a new nuclear reactor in Southern Maryland.
Ms. Neumann is a recognized expert on energy, energy efficiency, deregulation, and the author and co-author of several reports on energy and nuclear power including The High Cost of Nuclear Power and Powering Maryland’s Future. She has debated representatives from the Nuclear Energy Institute and presented at regional and national conferences, including the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Ms. Neumann is regularly quoted in the Maryland media on energy issues. She and her work have appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX, NPR, the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal, and others.
Prior to joining the PIRGs, she worked with Toxics Action Center and the Environmental Health Education Center at the University of Maryland. Ms. Neumann received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Tufts University..