Jay Bartlett Joins Board of Directors


March 6, 2024

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Resources for the Future (RFF) is pleased to announce that Jay Bartlett has joined the board of directors. Bartlett, an expert in energy finance, joins an esteemed group of leaders and experts who help guide RFF’s strategic mission.

Since 2018, he has published research related to energy policy, renewable energy finance and risk, and hydrogen at RFF. Previously, Bartlett worked in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the Solar Energy Technologies Office, at the US Department of Energy. He has held positions in alternative energy equity research at UBS, mergers and acquisitions at a boutique advisory firm in New York, and biophysics research at Princeton University. He also works closely with the University of Chicago as founder of the James Bartlett Fellowship Program and as an advisor to the Harris School of Public Policy.

“I’m so fortunate to be able to build my relationship with the RFF board through this new position as I have already with staff,” Bartlett said. “People are investing in net-zero now more than ever. Not only financially, but also through research, policy engagement, and interest in the field.  I’m proud that I’ll be able to offer my expertise through a different lens as a board member and help RFF attract the attention and resources warranted for such stellar research.”

“Jay is a great addition to our board of directors,” said RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell. “His long relationship with RFF and experience in an advising capacity will be a boon to RFF during a time of transition. We’re fortunate to have him on the team. His expertise in energy finance, hydrogen, wind, and other key issues of our day will ensure that RFF continues to lead the research needed to achieve a healthy environment and thriving economy.”

Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC. Its mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. RFF is committed to being the most widely trusted source of research insights and policy solutions leading to a healthy environment and a thriving economy.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed here are those of the individual authors and may differ from those of other RFF experts, its officers, or its directors. RFF does not take positions on specific legislative proposals.

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