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Jenny Carter

Assistant Professor
Staff Attorney
Institute for Energy and the Environment
Environmental Law Center

BA, Rollins College, 1980

MELP, Vermont Law School, 1986

JD, Vermont Law School, 1987


Curriculum Vitae

Jenny Carter


Jenny Carter brings diverse experience including a private environmental practice, environmental and consumer public interest advocacy, and entrepreneurship. As Environmental Director for the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group, Jenny successfully spearheaded a legislative initiative to make Massachusetts the first state to adopt California’s auto emissions standards, and secured over $20 million in annual funding for Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle programs. As Policy Director and Staff Attorney for the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Jenny played a key role in protecting and advancing environmental and consumer interests, including stopping efforts to deregulate Vermont’s electric utility industry, increasing funding for LIHEAP, and promoting legislation to create the nation’s first energy efficiency utility. Prior to returning to VLS Jenny co-founded Calypso Continuing Education, a national online professional continuing education provider and Allstate Home Inspection and Environmental Testing, LTD, a nationally franchised inspection business.  Jenny is licensed to practice law in Vermont and earned a JD and a Masters in Environmental Law from VLS.




"Environmental and Economic Equity in the Electric Vehicle Revolution" (with Apryl Larkin), Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (December 2021).