Earlier this year, MIT researchers were the latest in a series of analysts to raise alarm about the perceived limitations of solar PV’s continued growth. In short, these analysts propose that variable renewables will depress wholesale prices when they run, thereby limiting their own economic success. These concerns…
Jamie Mandel is the Managing Director of the Buildings Program at Rocky Mountain Institute. The Buildings program focuses on supporting the cost-effective decarbonization of the world’s buildings, which currently are responsible for 40% of global GHG emissions. Jamie leads work on net-zero energy district energy planning, deep energy retrofits, new technology, and policy, including the support of New York’s Carbon Neutral Buildings Roadmap, in the US as well as China and India. Prior to joining the Buildings program, Jamie was the Principal overseeing RMI’s distributed energy resources work, including solar, storage, and demand flexibility.
Prior to joining RMI, Jamie worked for McKinsey and Company on energy and sustainability topics.
Jamie holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University. He is on the board of WattTime.org, an RMI market-affiliate focused on helping customers choose the cleaner power.