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Susan
Rakov

Managing Director, Frontier Group; Senior Vice President, The Public Interest Network

Susan Rakov is a Senior Vice President of The Public Interest Network, and the founding director of Frontier Group, The Public Interest Network’s research and policy development center. At Frontier Group, Susan has built a team of analysts to make concrete and timely contributions to the national conversation. She spearheaded the development of the analytical approach that characterizes the organization’s hundreds of reports, white papers, conference presentations, op-eds and journal articles, setting and maintaining the high standards of accuracy and integrity for which the organization is known. An expert editor and mentor, Susan works closely with analysts to stake out positions, hone messages and develop capacity. She also chairs Environment America’s Clean Energy team. Prior to starting Frontier Group, she was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Public Interest Network. She graduated with honors from Harvard with a concentration in Social Studies.

Susan lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband and two children. She is also an amateur singer/songwriter.

Posts by Susan Rakov
Common Sense

New economy

Common Sense

Society's problems are not simple, but they are solvable if we follow a few basic principles.

Tectonic Shift

Fossil fuel pollution

Tectonic Shift

Major manufacturers are acknowledging that the era of “cheap oil” is over. The shift from an underlying paradigm of material abundance (“use it up, we’ll get/make more”) to one of resource scarcity is long overdue.

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