Title: Columnist, consultant, and researcher
— Bio —
Jesse is a researcher, consultant, and writer with ten years of experience in the energy sector and expertise in electric power systems, electricity regulation, energy and climate change policy, and innovation policy.
Jesse authors the Full Spectrum column at TheEnergyCollective.com and is a recognized thought leader with over 10,000 followers on social media. He has delivered invited testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and his research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time Magazine, Newsweek, National Public Radio, and other media outlets. Jesse has appeared on several national television and radio broadcasts and his writing has been published in the pages of Discover Magazine, Forbes, Atlantic Monthly, The Hill, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Yale Environment 360, Ensia, and other publications.
Jesse holds a MS in Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Systems and researching the future of the electricity system, including the impact of distributed energy resources and the transition towards low-carbon power systems. His academic research focuses on the economic regulation of the electric power sector, computational modeling of electric power systems, the role of technological change in decarbonization of the global energy system, and technology policy and innovation systems. He has published peer-reviewed papers in the journals Energy Policy and WIREs: Climate Change and been awarded fellowships from the MIT Energy Initiative and the National Science Foundation.
Jesse worked previously as the Director of Energy and Climate Policy at the Breakthrough Institute and as a Policy and Research Associate at the Renewable Northwest Project. He earned a BS in Computer and Information Science at the Univ. of Oregon.
You can follow Jesse on Twitter @JesseJenkins.