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Cascade Associates is a governmental consulting and advocacy firm primarily serving the needs of companies, institutions and associations with an interest in energy efficiency and end use natural gas. The firm was started in 1998, however, Jennifer Schafer has been working on efficiency and natural gas end use issues since 1991.

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Jennifer Schafer has owned Cascade for 17 years and has been doing advocacy on energy efficiency since 1991, before which she was a consultant to DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office. She started her career in the office of Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK).

Erin Lane is a principal with Cascade Associates and has been with the firm since 2000. She also served as the Director of Federal Governmental Relations for Plug Power, a publically traded fuel cell company. She began her career in the office of Representative Jack Quinn (R-NY) where, even then, she handled energy related issues.

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