John Rogers

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John Rogers is a senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists with expertise in clean energy technologies and policies and a focus on solar, wind, and natural gas. He co-managed the UCS-led Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative, a multi-year program aimed at raising awareness of the energy-water connection, particularly in the context of climate change, and motivating and informing effective low-carbon and low-water energy solutions. He also managed UCS’s Northeast Clean Energy Project, focused on a range of clean energy and climate policies for the region. John has served as lead or co-author on many UCS analyses, reports, and publications.

John joined UCS in 2006 after working for 15 years on private and public clean energy initiatives, including as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, and as a co-founder of a leading developer of clean energy solutions for rural markets in developing countries. He serves or has served on the boards of directors of various non-profit organizations, including RENEW Northeast and the US Offshore Wind Collaborative, and helped launch the American Wind Wildlife Institute.

He earned a bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan.

John has been interviewed numerous times on public and commercial radio, and on television (CNN, Fox Business Network, NPR, and PBS), and has been cited in publications ranging from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Christian Science Monitor to Fortune, Popular Mechanics, and Good Housekeeping.

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Selected publications

Rogers, J. and P. Garcia. 2017. Clean Energy Momentum: Ranking State Progress. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Rogers, J. and P. Garcia. 2016. Massachusetts's Electricity Future: Reducing Reliance on Natural Gas through Renewable Energy. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Garcia, P., J. McNamara, J. Rogers, and M. Ru. 2015. Rating the States on Their Risk of Natural Gas Overreliance. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Rogers, J. and L. Wisland. 2014. Solar Power on the Rise: The Technologies and Policies behind a Booming Energy Sector. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Averyt, K., J. Macknick, J. Rogers, N. Madden, J. Fisher, J. Meldrum, and R. Newmark. 2013. “Water use for electricity in the United States: An analysis of reported and calculated water use information for 2008.” Environmental Research Letters 8, no. 1 January.

Rogers, J., K. Averyt, S. Clemmer, M. Davis, F. Flores-Lopez, D. Kenney, J. Macknick, N. Madden, J. Meldrum, S. Sattler, E. Spanger-Siegfried, and D. Yates. 2013. Water-Smart Power: Strengthening the US Electricity System in a Warming World. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Clemmer, S., J. Macknick, T. Mai, J. Rogers, and S. Sattler. 2012. “Modeling low-carbon US electricity futures to explore impacts on national and regional water use.” Environmental Research Letters 7, no. 4 October.