Jeffrey Rissman

Industry Program Director & Head of Modeling

Jeffrey Rissman is the Industry Program Director and Head of Modeling 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 by Jeffrey Rissman

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Concrete Change: Making Cement Carbon-Negative

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Carbon Pricing Is Key To Fighting Climate Change-But It's No Silver Bullet

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Designing Climate Solutions — #CleanTechnica Book Review

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The Ins And Outs Of De-Risking Renewable Energy Investments

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Well-Designed Subsidies Boost Electric Vehicle Adoption

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Perry On The Move

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Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy

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Cement's Role In A Carbon-Neutral Future

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Electric Vehicles Are Going To Render The Fight Over Fuel Economy Standards Moot

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The Energy Policy Simulator, Part 4: Input Data And Adapting The EPS To New Regions

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The Energy Policy Simulator, Part 3: A Look Inside The Simulator

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Trump Makes His Biggest Move On Climate With Car Rules

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The Energy Policy Simulator, Part 2: A Tour of the Web Interface

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Un-SAFE: Trump Clean Cars Rollback Would Cost $450 Billion By 2050, Increase Emissions 11% By 2035

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Impacts Of Trump Fuel Economy Standard Rollback: Economic Losses, Emissions, Fuel Use

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Energy Policy Simulator Named Finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award

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Stronger Policies Can Help Canada Reach Its Paris Climate Goal, Save More Than $150 Billion Annually

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Enhancing Canada's Climate Commitments: Building On The Pan-Canadian Framework

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The Energy Policy Simulator, Part 1: Project Overview

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Poland's Path To Tackling Climate Change: 40% Fewer Emissions, $26 Billion Annual Savings by 2050

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Climate Change And Global Poverty Can Only Be Solved Together

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Study Says Dealers Are Ill-Prepared For The Coming Wave Of Electric Cars

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Jeffrey Rissman of Energy Innovation: Four Policies Can Cut U.S. Transport Emissions 45%

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With GM’s Announcement, U.S. Is Moving Forward On Electric Vehicles

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Just Four Policies Can Reduce U.S. Transport Emissions 45%

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Energy Policy Simulator From Energy Innovation Projects EV Sales In 2050

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Driving the Future: Electric Vehicles In The U.S.

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The Latest In Electric Vehicles

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The Future Of Electric Vehicles In The U.S., Part 2: EV Price, Oil Cost, Fuel Economy Drive Adoption

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The Future Of Electric Vehicles In The U.S., Part 1: 65%-75% New Light-Duty Vehicle Sales By 2050

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The Future Of Electric Vehicles In The U.S. To 2050

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How To Decarbonize Indonesia And Achieve Low-Carbon Prosperity

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Carbon Capture And Storage: An Expensive Option For Reducing U.S. CO2 Emissions

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Clean Power Plan Repeal Would Cost America $600 Billion, Cause 120,000 Premature Deaths

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

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

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Letter: Whether 'tis nobler in the lungs to suffer

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Climate and Energy Policy Solutions for China: Executive Summary

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Energy Policy Solutions: How to Take Control of America's Energy Future

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Energy Policy Solutions - The Web Application

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Energy Policy Solutions: The Clean Power Plan is Within Reach

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The Costs of Delay: Waiting Until 2020 Could Cost Nearly $400 Billion

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A Model of Energy Policy Impacts on Pollutant Emissions, Costs, and Social Benefits Developed for China's Central Government

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The Cheapest, Cleanest Way to Meet Electricity Demand

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The Three Policies That Can Counter Global Warming

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Unlikely clean tech heroes: lowly thermostats & water heaters

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

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Tomorrow’s breakthrough: A roundtable of experts

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We Will Not Run Out of Fossil Fuels

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

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

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

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Energy Technology Innovation Leadership in the 21st Century

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Four Policies Can Reduce U.S. Transport Emissions 45%, Cut Oil Use 23%, Save 5,300 Lives Per Year