Jesse Cohen

Jesse Cohen

  • Carbon-Free Electricity

Jesse is an associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity (CFE) Program, where he works to accelerate the global transition to cost-effective, reliable, and clean energy systems. He returns to RMI after interning with CFE’s Clean Energy Planning initiative in 2022, where he researched and assessed the implications of emerging best practices in reliability planning.


Jesse joins RMI after receiving his master’s degree from the Yale School of the Environment. There, he studied energy policy, with a specific focus on incorporating equity and resilience into power system planning. As a graduate student, he helped the City of Ithaca, New York Sustainability Office, advance its climate justice goals, advised an impact investor on opportunities for low-carbon, resilient power system development in India, and published on equitable implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Before Yale, Jesse worked as a senior research analyst for the Brattle Group. At Brattle, he specialized in energy system modeling, with a focus on battery storage and demand flexibility. Over his four years at Brattle, he helped dozens of clients across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors implement effective policies and make profitable investments in new energy technologies.


Master of Environmental Management, Energy Policy, Yale School of the Environment
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics and Economics, Wesleyan University

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