Isabel Lane is a Washington, D.C. senior public affairs advisor who works with Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group on policy issues related to climate change, renewable energy, natural resources, environment and related tax matters. With nearly a decade of collective experience on energy and environment topics, Ms. Lane develops and executes comprehensive federal relations strategies and issue-focused campaigns to drive legislation, regulation and executive action related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in a wide range of corporate sectors.
Ms. Lane advocates on behalf of companies, ad hoc coalitions and industry trade associations, with a particular emphasis on sustainability across the power, industrial and manufacturing, and light-, mid-, and heavy-duty vehicle and transportation sectors. She has experience bringing together corporate and environmental interests to find win-win policy solutions that benefit both businesses and the environment.
Possessing deep familiarity and success with legislative and regulatory issues related to emissions reductions schemes implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ms. Lane has worked on policy surrounding several Clean Air Act programs including the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. She also focuses on U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs that promote renewable energy producers and the manufacturing supply chain. In support of these industries, Ms. Lane has advocated on tax issues related to renewable energy, helping to successfully deliver long-term extensions of incentives including the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credits.
Through her pro-bono work at Holland & Knight, Ms. Lane coordinates a Washington, D.C.-based ad hoc coalition of Arctic environmental researchers, climate scientists and international policy professionals engaged on climate issues. She also serves as director of the D.C. Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), a nonprofit network of more than 2,000 D.C.-based professionals in the energy space. Her writing on energy and environment-related topics has been featured in publications such as Pratt's Energy Law Report, Law360 and The Current – a quarterly publication of the Women's Council on Energy and Environment (WCEE).
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Lane spent six years serving as an assistant editor at a renewable fuels trade publication where she reported on industry and policy developments in the biofuels and renewable chemical sectors. She also worked as an associate at a government relations firm in Northern Virginia, where she provided legislative monitoring and federal advocacy services for several municipal clients, focusing on transportation, infrastructure and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues.
Ms. Lane has additional experience with energy and environment issues from her time involved with the House Committee on Natural Resources and in the offices of U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio).
- Claremont McKenna College, B.A., Government
- Director of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE)