Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Jennifer Weiss

Senior Policy Associate, Climate and Energy Program


Jennifer Weiss is a senior policy associate in the Climate and Energy Program. She engages relevant decision makers in the private and public energy sectors, provides information and research on a variety of intersecting renewable energy investment and conservation practices, conducts market research, explores financing mechanisms for renewable energy, and analyzes the impact of new energy policies, mandates, and programs on new and existing energy projects.

Weiss formerly was energy efficiency policy manager for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, a senior finance analyst for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a carbon offset analyst for the Duke Carbon Offset Initiative at Duke University, and a Climate Corps Public Sector fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund. In addition to her energy work, she has more than 13 years of consumer and small business banking experience.

Weiss holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at San Diego.