As climate negotiators meet in Lima to discuss a new global climate deal that could limit warming to two degrees or less, we look at each of the issues in turn.
Here, we take a look at where the two degree target came from, and how it has ended up guiding international climate policy.
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To dig in to the details of this U.S.-China climate partnership, I interviewed Valerie Karplus, an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management and Director of the Tsinghua-MIT China Energy Program.
- Social Media Today, LLCDigital Strategy Consultant and Featured Columnist, 2013 - present
- Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyGraduate Researcher, 2012 - present
- Social Media Today, LLCFeatured Writer and Blog Advisory Board Member, TheEnergyCollective.com, 2009 - 2013
- Breakthrough InstituteDirector of Energy and Climate Policy, 2008 - 2012
- WattHead.org - Energy News and CommentaryFounder and Chief Editor, 2005 - 2012
- Renewable Northwest ProjectResearch and Policy Associate, 2006 - 2008
Jesse is a researcher, analyst, and writer with expertise in energy and climate change, electric power systems, energy policy, and innovation policy.
He is currently a Digital Strategy Consultant and Featured Columnist at TheEnergyCollective.com. With over 10,000 social media followers, Jesse is a recognized thought leader in energy and climate change. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time Magazine, Newsweek, National Public Radio, and other media outlets and he has delivered invited testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Jesse has appeared on several national television and radio broadcasts and his writing has been published in the pages of Discover Magazine, Forbes, Atlantic Monthly, The Hill, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Yale Environment 360, Ensia, TheEnergyCollective.com, and other publications.
Jesse holds a MS in Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Systems and researching the future of the electricity system. His academic research focuses on the economic regulation of the electric power sector, computational modeling of electric power systems, the role of technological change in decarbonization of the global energy system, and technology policy and innovation systems. He has published peer-reviewed papers in the journals Energy Policy and WIREs: Climate Change. Jesse has been awarded fellowships from the MIT Energy Initiative Energy and the National Science Foundation.
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- Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPhD in Engineering Systems, 2014 - present
- Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyS.M. in Technology & Policy, 2012 - 2014
- University of OregonPhilosophy, Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Energy Studies, 2002 - 2006