Colin McConaha

Manager, Office of Greenhouse Gas Programs, Oregon DEQ

Portland, OR

Colin McConnaha manages the Office of Greenhouse Gas Programs at Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. This includes Oregon’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, Clean Fuels Program, and a team of climate policy specialists.

Mr. McConnaha joined DEQ 10 years ago to help establish the GHG reporting program, and has since worked on a variety of climate and energy policy topics. This included 2 years in Governor Brown’s office to develop policy to establish broad statewide limits on greenhouse gas emissions.  More recently, his work has entailed developing similar policy limiting Oregonian’s use of fossil fuels, and beginning work with the Public Utility Commission to implement emission targets on electricity suppliers.  

He has a Bachelor’s in Biology and Geography from the University of Oregon and a Master’s in Urban Planning from Portland State University.

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