Jeffrey Rissman

Head of Modeling & Energy Policy Expert

Jeffrey Rissman is the Head of Modeling & Energy Policy Expert at Energy Innovation. He leads modeling efforts for the firm’s Energy Policy Solutions focus area to determine the policies that most effectively help meet climate and energy goals. He led development of the Energy Policy Simulator, a computer model that quantifies cost and emissions impacts of various policy combinations. Projects for Energy Policy Solutions have been launched in the United States and China, and projects for additional countries are currently underway.

Prior to this project, Jeff worked on policies supporting R&D for clean energy and efficiency technologies for the American Energy Innovation Council, at which time he co-authored several papers in a series of case studies on the role of government in energy technology innovation. He led a survey of 17 R&D leaders investigating trends, opportunities, and challenges to unleashing private sector energy R&D.

Jeff holds an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering and a Masters in City and Regional Planning, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a Research Fellow for the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment, where he studied aircraft emissions for the Federal Aviation Administration. Jeff also holds a B.A. in International Relations with honors from Stanford University.

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Works

Publication

Achieving Mexico's Climate Goals: An Eight-Point Action Plan

Juan-Carlos Altamirano, et al., World Resources Institute, Energy Innovation, Centro Mario Molina
November 2016
Article

It Takes a Portfolio: A Broad Spectrum of Policies Can Best Halt Climate Change

, Electricity Policy
Article

Letter: Whether 'tis nobler in the lungs to suffer

, The Daily Climate
Publication

Climate and Energy Policy Solutions for China: Executive Summary

National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, Energy Resources Institute, Energy Innovation
July 2016
Presentation

Energy Policy Solutions - The Web Application

Jeff Rissman, Energy Innovation LLC
October 2015
Article

The Cheapest, Cleanest Way to Meet Electricity Demand

, LiveScience
Article

The Three Policies That Can Counter Global Warming

, LiveScience
Article

Unlikely clean tech heroes: lowly thermostats & water heaters

, Virgin Unite
Article

To Cut Carbon, A Decade is Too Long to Wait (Op-Ed)

, LiveScience
Article

Tomorrow’s breakthrough: A roundtable of experts

, The Week
Article

We Will Not Run Out of Fossil Fuels

, LiveScience
Publication

Case Studies on the Role of Government in Energy Technology Innovation: Low-Emissivity Windows

Hallie Kennan, Jeffrey Rissman, American Energy Innovation Council
March 2013
Publication

Case Studies on the Role of Government in Energy Technology Innovation: Advanced Diesel Internal Combustion Engines

Jeffrey Rissman, Hallie Kennan, American Energy Innovation Council
March 2013
Publication

Energy Technology Innovation Leadership in the 21st Century

Hal Harvey, Jeffrey Rissman, Sonia Aggarwal, Energy Innovation
January 2013
Publication

Unleashing Private-Sector Energy R&D: Insights from Interviews with 17 R&D Leaders

Jeffrey Rissman, Maxine Savitz, American Energy Innovation Council
January 2013