Amy Myers Jaffe

Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Council on Foreign Relations

This pattern where we decide that there’s some competition between jobs and environmental protection, this is a stupid idea… We, the public, are smarter than this. We need to stand up and say, ‘we care about both things and we want them to be done in a way that both are protected.’

A leading expert on global energy policy, geopolitical risk, energy and sustainability, Amy Myers Jaffe is the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment and director of the program on Energy Security and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations.  She previously served as executive director for energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis and senior advisor for energy and sustainability at Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California, Regents. She was also formerly a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Prior to joining the University of California, Davis, Jaffe served as founding director of the Energy Forum at Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and its Wallace S. Wilson fellow for energy studies. She has taught energy policy, business, and sustainability courses at Rice University, University of California, Davis, and Yale University.

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