RenewElec Team - Ph.D. Students

RenewElec is a collaborative effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the RK Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Heinz Endowments,  and lead by Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department.  Bios for the project team can be found below.

Graham Jesmer

Graham Jesmer is currently a JD Candidate at Vermont Law School. Graham graduated from St. Michael's College, Vermont with degrees in both Economics and Journalism. Immediately following college Graham worked as a producer at WXXI-TV in Rochester, New York, where he covered local business and politics. Graham's areas of expertise are renewable energy policy and market trends, which he developed while working for RenewableEnergyWorld.com, a leading industry trade publication. During his time with the publication, he covered the solar, wind and bioenergy sectors extensively, publishing stories on a wide variety of topics including Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), tax equity financing, federal energy legislation and the progress of the fledgling U.S. offshore wind market. Graham has also worked as a Government Affairs Intern with the Solar Energy Industries Association in Washington, D.C. where he did work related to FERC the FTC, SEC and federal tax policy.