Jeremy Richardson

Senior energy analyst

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Jeremy Richardson is a senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy program, conducting analytical work on the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon regulations. Prior to this position, Dr. Richardson was a Kendall Science Fellow and researched the fundamental cultural and economic drivers of coal production in West Virginia. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as a B.S. in Physics from West Virginia University. See Jeremy's full bio.

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How to Support our Energy Veterans

A new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists—and co-created with the Utility Workers Union of America—offers a blueprint for how to prevent many more communities in the United States from suffering economic devastation as the nation shifts away from coal to lower-carbon energy sources. Read more >

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American Jobs Plan Offers Welcome Focus on Rural Communities

In the context of the shift to a clean energy economy, how does the American Jobs Plan help workers and communities dependent on the coal industry? Read more >

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Investing in a Worker-Centered Federal Response to Energy Transition

As we collectively work toward a clean energy economy, many advocates have started to recognize the need to address the disproportionate impact that such a transition will have on the workers and communities that depend on the fossil fuel industries to earn their livelihoods and power their economies. But what can policymakers do about it? And what should advocates be asking for?

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President-Elect Biden Must Prioritize Coal Communities—and Here’s How

President-elect Biden and his team must ensure that coal communities are not left behind in the transition to a clean energy economy. Fortunately, they have a ready-made blueprint. Read more >

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Put Workers First in COVID Response

As I often say to friends and colleagues, the issues we face as a society are complex and simply cannot be reduced to bumper sticker slogans. Sometimes, however, the reality is strikingly simply—and staring us right in the face. Read more >

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