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Jessie Lund

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-Free Mobility

Jessie is a Senior Associate with Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carbon-Free Mobility program, specializing in emissions reductions from heavy-duty transport. She works closely with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) to advance electric truck adoption. Jessie joined RMI in December 2016.

Background

Before joining RMI, Jessie worked as the Program Coordinator for the City and County of Denver’s Office of Sustainability. There, she organized the first two Sustainable Denver Summits and collaborated with external stakeholders and over a dozen city agencies to help the Mile High City progress toward achieving its sustainability goals.

Prior to her role as a public servant, Jessie worked with the Alliance for Climate Education to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action.

Jessie is the Co-Lead of the Colorado Front Range Chapter of Women of EVs (WEV).

Education

M.Sc., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur

BA, International Studies, University of Missouri

Recipient of SAE’s Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award (2020)

Location

Boulder, CO

Authored Works
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2021: The Year the Rubber Meets the Road for Electric Trucks

2021 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the electric vehicle. While this is true across weight classes and duty cycles, perhaps none are better positioned for growth than trucks. To be sure, 2020 saw a number of exciting announcements from manufacturers eager to electrify heavy-duty…

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Electric Trucks Are Coming. Where Should They Go?

Electric trucks made national headlines earlier this month when a new study from Woods McKenzie projected that 54,000 electric trucks would be on US roads by 2025—approximately 27 times current stock. With an ever-increasing focus on climate solutions—particularly for the biggest emitting sector, transportation—it’s no surprise that production of…

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The Electric Vehicle Charging No One’s Talking About (But Should Be!)

There’s been a lot of talk around green stimulus lately. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic downturn, organizations across the country have recently proposed federal programs that promise to create jobs, jumpstart the economy, and support public health, all while reducing US greenhouse gas…

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Trucking and Utilities: Working Together to Advance Electrification

When I was in high school, I participated in a student exchange homestay program in France. I spent a month living with my French host brother, attending school with him and participating in extracurriculars together, all while practicing new language skills. I was 16 years old at the time, so…

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Decarbonizing Urban Mobility

The past year has seen electric vehicle sales smashing records, transit agencies across the country placing orders for electric buses, utilities and regulators tackling tough questions around charging infrastructure, and governments and the private sector rolling out several long-distance public charging corridors that span the United States. However, a carbon-free…

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

When most people envision climate action, images of solar panels and wind farms often come to mind. However, electricity generation is only part of the decarbonization puzzle. The climate crisis calls for an all-hands-on-deck approach to decarbonizing the world’s goods and services, including how they are designed, produced, sourced, and…

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Mining for Emissions Reductions: Strike while the Earth Is Cool

Download RMI’s new report Decarbonization Pathways for Mines: A Headlamp in the Darkness. Companies involved in natural resource extraction and refinement are uniquely positioned to both benefit and suffer from society’s response to climate change. On the one hand, global demand for many metals and minerals is increasing…