Jesse Jenkins Director of Energy and Climate Policy, Breakthrough Institute

Jesse is one of the country's leading energy and climate policy analysts and advocates. He is currently the Director of Energy and Climate Policy at the Breakthrough Institute, where he manages the Institute's analytical and policy development programs. Jesse is the lead author or co-author of: the Breakthrough policy framework, "Make Clean Energy Cheap," and the "National Energy Education Act"; the report, Case Studies in American Innovation; and widely cited analysis of the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act. Jesse has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Yale Environment 360,, and His research and analysis has been cited by the Washington Post, Time, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and other major media outlets. Jesse previously co-direct Breakthrough Generation, the Institute's youth leaders initiative, and prior joining Breakthrough in June 2008, worked at the Renewable Northwest Project to advance the development of the Pacific Northwest's abundant renewable energy potential. He is founder and chief editor of WattHead - Energy News and Commentary and a featured writer at the Energy Collective. Jesse is a graduate of the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon (magna cum laude), where he completed an interdisciplinary course of study in computer science, philosophy, political science & energy studies. Follow Jesse on Twitter: @JesseJenkins.

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