Policy Analyst

Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, LLC Published: December 15, 2022
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Climate Change / Energy / Policy

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Energy Innovation staff accelerate climate action and clean energy deployment by helping design and implement the policies that most effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Energy Innovation is seeking a Policy Analyst with a technical background and strong quantitative and modeling skills to join the Modeling & Analysis team. The policy analyst will conduct policy research and quantitative analysis using our in-house model, in addition to other tools. They will work with the team and our partners to design and analyze policy scenarios, interpret the results, and share findings with decision-makers, with the goal of implementing the best climate policies possible. The Policy Analyst will also produce communications materials, such as technical reports, memos, blogs, presentations, and podcasts. 


Policy ResearchAnalysis, and Communication:

  • Research legislation and regulation, and translate language into policy settings for use in models 
  • Design and implement policy scenarios in energy and climate models, with a focus on our in-house climate and energy policy model, the Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) 
  • Explore policy scenarios to assess emissions mitigation pathways 
  • Work with the team and external partners to help answer key policy research questions 
  • Synthesize model findings succinctly and clearly, and support the production of reports sharing modeling findings 
  • Identify and work with publicly available databases containing relevant economic, energy, and environmental data 
  • Communicate findings in presentations, reports, memos, blogs, research papers, articles, etc. 
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the political implications of the topics researched and how research is presented 

Model Development:

  • Assist in maintaining and contributing to the EPS, including reviewing bugs, learning Vensim, and potentially implementing new features
  • Work with other team members and external partners to create new EPS models, including finding, transforming, and inputting data; calibrating; and testing policy scenarios
  • Support the development of other models (e.g. spreadsheet, Vensim, XML, etc.) to support policy research 


  • Background in energy and climate policy analysis, including an understanding of energy models and experience interpreting legislation and/or regulations
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of scientific and technical subject matter relating to environmental systems, energy technologies, and policy design 
  • Comfortable with mathematical concepts across different branches of mathematics, including but not limited to calculus, statistics, and geometry 
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel (data sets, data analysis)
  • Knowledge of U.S. or international politics related to climate; experience working with climate policies is preferred
  • Effective and flexible interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills 
  • Deep interest, passion, and commitment to reducing climate change 
  • Ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, and collaborative environment 
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally 


Energy Innovation provides a competitive compensation package, including a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include:

  • Up to 100% of premium paid for medical, dental and vision
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Carrot fertility and family planning benefits
  • Student loan repayment assistance
  • 401k retirement plan with a company match contribution
  • Public transportation benefit options
  • Cell phone and health/wellness reimbursement
  • 14 paid holidays and four weeks of paid time off (PTO)
  • Regular staff lunches and team building activities
  • SF and DC office stocked with healthy snacks and beverages
  • An innovative, collaborative, welcoming work culture


Climate change is governed by physical facts—about carbon sources, accumulation, impacts, and timing. It’s also caused by economic and political systems that have led to a fossil fuel dependent energy system. These facts must inform strategy: they show that avoiding dangerous climate change is only possible through strong policy to cut carbon, promptly, in the biggest countries.

To address these issues, Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC (Energy Innovation) was established in 2012 as a clean energy and environmental policy firm to provide timely research and analysis on low-carbon energy policy options to policy makers, thought leaders, and members of the media. The Energy Innovation team has expertise in clean energy, industry, transportation, buildings, technological innovation, and energy policy design. In addition to conducting policy research, Energy Innovation also works with clients to inform philanthropic investments into technology and advocacy that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Work Environment& Covid:

Energy Innovation supports a hybrid work environment and requires all employees to come together in person at least once a quarter. To ensure everyone’s safety for in person work, all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.  

Individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, which will include the first and second round, upon signing an employment offer. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with local and federal laws. 


Energy Innovation is committed to diversity, equity, & inclusion and to a transparent recruitment process that fosters belonging. Our goal is to hire and advance people regardless of race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, military service, medical condition, and any other protected characteristic under local, state, or federal law. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to an accessible application process and employee experience. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please email jobs@energyinnovation.org.


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