Energy Policy Associate

Applications are now closed.

Posted June 1, 2023

The Energy Policy Associate will conduct research and data analysis on matters of decarbonization, electricity markets and planning, transmission and distribution, public investment in energy systems, and the creation, running, and policymaking at and for publicly owned and operated generation. They will work on short- and long-term projects decided in consultation with the Energy Policy Director, who they will report to and assist in the running, maintenance, and promotion of CPE’s Energy Program work. Their main projects when starting out will be on direct pay of the Inflation Reduction Act’s tax credits, transmission policy, and the implementation and design of green banks.

The Energy Program Manager’s responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain databases and systematized notes on policy and regulatory documents

  • Track policy developments in Congress, state legislatures, Federal and state regulatory agencies, RTOs & ISOs, and utilities;

  • Work collaboratively with non-profit advocacy organizations, policy research organizations, and governments;

  • Extract, clean, and analyze data from (among others): BLS, EIA, EPA, FRED, and NREL;

  • Writing memos, reports, and other public pieces;

  • Pursue independent research and iterate with CPE colleagues on ongoing research projects;

  • Maintaining expert, policymaker, and organizational contact lists;

  • Seek opportunities to publicize CPE’s Energy Program work

Preferred candidates should be capable writers, maintain organized files, and be able to use either excel or a data management language (R, STATA, Python, etc). Candidates should be able to take and provide constructive feedback on research and writing, give presentations, work independently for extended periods, and meet tight deadlines. Finally, candidates must be able to work and communicate effectively with a variety of institutional actors: nonprofit advocacy organizations, think tanks, utilities, professional associations, labor, and the staff of political offices and government agencies.

Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to meet the above requirements. Topical expertise is appreciated but not necessarily required if the candidates can demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn and onboard quickly. Program Managers will be expected to familiarize themselves with subject matter in (among others) macroeconomics, political science, regulation, project and public finance. Program design and implementation experience is preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits available.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to with the subject line “Energy Policy Associate”.

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