Maria Stamas

Maria Stamas is an energy justice attorney and strategist dedicated to advancing a just transition toward a regenerative economy. She is currently Founding Co-Director of the People's Utility Commons. Maria has spent the last decade as a lawyer and program director advocating before local governments, agencies, and legislatures in California, and across the country, for climate and energy solutions that simultaneously promote economic, health, and racial justice. Maria’s work in California together with the California Energy Efficiency for All coalition led to securing $250 million in new funds for affordable housing energy upgrade programs. She lives on unceded Chochenyo Ohlone land in Oakland, California.