Energy Future Coalition
Areas of Expertise:Clean Energy, Climate Change, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency, Natural Gas, Power Sector, Regulation, Renewables, Smart Grid, Transmission
John W. Jimison is the Managing Director of the Energy Future Coalition. The Energy Future Coalition is a broad-based, non-partisan public policy initiative of the UN Foundation that brings diverse stakeholders together to bridge their differences and identify energy policy options that address the great challenges of oil dependence, global climate change, and the maintenance of strong and growing economies. Prior to joining the Energy Future Coalition in 2011, Mr. Jimison served as Senior Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, advising Chairman Henry Waxman and the committee’s other members on a range of legislative issues in energy policy. His responsibilities included energy efficiency, regulatory matters, energy markets, and electric grid modernization. Mr. Jimison practiced energy and regulatory law from 1987 through 2006 in Federal and state forums. He was recognized as a leading national advocate for clean, efficient distributed generation and CHP, and as an expert on natural gas and electric utility matters. He continues to serve in the pro-bono role of General Counsel to both the International Association for Energy Economics and the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, and is an Adjunct Professor on Energy Policy at Johns Hopkins University. From 1982-1985, he was Principal Administrator at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France, responsible for electricity and natural gas policy and analysis, as well as country expert for Spain and Australia. During the period from 1972 through 1981 he held several positions on Capitol Hill, including a previous period as Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee, service as Head of the Energy Section of the Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress), and as Professional Staff to the Senate Commerce Committee when it had jurisdiction over natural gas and electricity policy.
Recent Comments by John Jimison
Delighted to see you're raising and teaching these important questions. I still keep my copy of "But Will the Planet Notice?" in my office. "
Preparing the Next Generation of Energy Leaders
- "Coal, with some contaminants of course, is basically pure carbon, and one has to ask whether we have maximized the use of coal as a feedstock for mate"
Can We Find a Future for Coal?
- "Oil prices have fluctuated dramatically with supply, demand, logistical, and other economic drivers since Colonel Drake drilled his well. The key fac"
What Do Falling Oil Prices Mean for Policymakers?