Senior Analyst, U.S. Climate Policy
Jake works to research, analyze, and develop federal climate policy to enable an equitable transition to a low-carbon economy. His particular areas of focus include clean manufacturing; policies to accelerate technological innovation, including carbon dioxide removal technologies; and ensuring fairness for workers and communities negatively impacted by the shift off fossil fuels.
Before joining EDF in 2019, Jake worked as a research assistant at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy and a data analyst at Red Ventures. In 2015, he served as an Acting Policy Assistant in the White House Office of Energy and Climate Climate, where he helped to coordinate the implementation of President Obama's Climate Action Plan.
Jake is a 2020 Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellow.
MPA, Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), 2019.
BA, Global Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016.
Raimi, D. et. al. (2020). Economic Development Policies to Enable Fairness for Workers and Communities. Environmental Defense Fund and Resources For the Future.
Sandalow, D. et. al. (2019). Decarbonizing Space Heating with Air Source Heat Pumps. Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy.
Raimi, D. et. al. (2019). Economic Volatility in Oil Producing Regions: Impacts and Federal Policy Options. Resources For the Future.
Carbon removal tech could help us draw down historic pollution and go beyond net-zero. But it needs the right policy.
August 26, 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy can marshal its innovation efforts toward beating the climate crisis. Here’s how.
April 15, 2021
March 16, 2021
November 12, 2020
Environmental remediation and infrastructure policies offer crucial opportunities for fossil fuel communities in transition
September 15, 2020
New report: How economic development policies can support fossil fuel communities in the move to a clean economy
August 11, 2020