Elizabeth B. Stein

Lead Counsel, Energy Transition


Areas of expertise:
New York and New Jersey energy policy, vehicle electrification, electric rate design

As Lead Counsel, Energy Transition, Elizabeth engages in state proceedings to advocate for aligning energy policies with state climate policies, with a particular focus on reducing reliance on oil and gas in the transportation and building sectors.


Elizabeth has successfully developed and advocated for best practices in the electric system that make sure the grid is resilient, and supports sustainability and reliability. To make this happen, Elizabeth collaborates with state and local agencies.

She was named among City & State New York's 2021 Energy & Environment Power 100, and Crain’s New York Business’ 'Notable Women in Law’ in 2019.

Prior to coming to EDF, Elizabeth was a transactional real estate attorney.


  • AB Harvard (1995)
  • JD New York University (2003)


E. B. Stein and J. Gundlach (2020). “Harmonizing States' Energy Utility Regulation Frameworks and Climate Laws: A Case Study of New York”, Energy Law Journal 41:211, 211-260

E. B. Stein, B. Spiller and L. Koehler (2020). "Smart Pricing Principles for Charging Electric Trucks and Buses: Cost Containment and Bill Manageability," EDF Fact Sheet

E. B. Stein and F. Ucar (2017). “Driving Environmental Outcomes Through Utility Reform: Lessons from New York REV”, EDF Whitepaper

The Rise of DG: Options for Addressing the Environmental Consequences of Increased Distributed Generation, Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law (February, 2016)

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