Jeremy Richardson is a senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy Program, conducting analytical work on the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon regulations and other areas of energy research. He is continuing his research on economic diversification in his native West Virginia that he began while in his previous position as the program’s Kendall Science Fellow.
Specifically, Dr. Richardson’s Kendall work examined the economic impacts of projected future coal production on the state’s economy and looked at the potential of other sectors for creating jobs. His research found strong support for economic diversification, culminating in a two-day forum held in Charleston, West Virginia, called A Bright Economic Future for the Mountain State, which brought together leaders to discuss visions for the state in 30 years.
Before joining UCS, he was a senior analyst at New West Technologies and, previous to that, a senior fellow for science policy at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. He was also a science and technology fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, where he analyzed the potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy in the United States. He served as a postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, studying the atmospheres of planets around other stars. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has a B.S. in physics from West Virginia University.