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Jake Levine
Jake Levine is Director for Strategy and Chief of Staff at Opower, Inc. Opower's mission is to give everyone, everywhere, the information, control, and motivation they need to save energy. Prior to joining Opower, Levine served in the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change, where he worked on a host of innovative energy policies, including the most stringent fuel economy standards ever set -- and the first-ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and trucks. Levine served as a member of President Obama's delegation to the U.N. Conference of Parties in Copenhagen, served on the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee, and during the 2008 presidential campaign, traveled with Senator Obama to more than 20 states and Europe, managing the national press corps. Prior to his appointment in the Obama administration, Levine served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee for the Environment and Public Works. Levine graduated cum laude from Harvard College, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Entries by Jake Levine

WeChatting Toward the End of Climate Change

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 5:29 PM

On the eve of a trade mission I joined to China last month, our host, Ambassador Max Baucus created a WeChat group for the delegates. The technologically agile in the group joined immediately while the rest of us trickled into the fold over the course of the week.

We represented...

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No Brasil, água é poder

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 2:10 PM

Entre as várias histórias que ouvi sobre a crise hídrica enquanto eu estava no Brasil, no início deste mês, uma me chamou mais atenção: uma colega entra no elevador do seu prédio e lê um aviso de um vizinho preocupado. 'Queridos vizinhos', dizia a nota, 'como vocês sabem, estamos em...

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In Brazil, Water Is Power

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 9:19 PM

Of the many stories I heard about the drought while I was in Brazil earlier this month, one stands out: a colleague was riding the elevator in her building and saw a note from a concerned neighbor. "Dear neighbors," the note read, "As you know we are in a severe...

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Good Climate Policy Is Good for Economic Growth

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 3:06 PM

After my first smoggy afternoon in New Delhi last week, I yearned for the preternaturally blue skies we had enjoyed in Beijing a few days earlier.

During a trip to China and India to learn about the growing market for clean technology in Asia, I had the...

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3 Big Challenges for Latin America's Electricity Sector, 3 Big Strategies for a Successful Future

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 3:59 PM

The World Bank expects Latin America's power consumption to more than double between 2010 and 2030, and estimates that $430 billion of investment will be needed to meet that demand. An even more intimidating perspective comes from a recent World Energy Council report, which concludes that...

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