Jeremy Richardson is a senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Hailing from a third-generation coal mining family in West Virginia, and with more than ten years of experience in climate and energy issues, Dr. Richardson focuses on federal climate and energy policy development, specializing in the economics of energy—particularly coal and nuclear power—and writes and speaks passionately about the need for a just transition for the coalfields. He has testified before a West Virginia field hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the importance of economic diversification in Coal Country in the context of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. In 2007-2008, he was the American Association for the Advancement of Science Roger Revelle Fellow in Global Stewardship.
Dr. Richardson has been quoted widely in the media, including by the Associated Press, The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and National Public Radio, and has appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. He holds PhD and MS degrees in physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BS in physics from West Virginia University.