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Jesse Strecker

Jesse Strecker is a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, and an interdisciplinary political economist. They hold an MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy, and a Masters in Energy and Resources. Their academic research dissects the policy and politics of just and un-just transitions, touching on labor and the climate crisis, green industrial policy, clean transportation, racial and environmental justice. In their policy work and popular writing, they develop strategies for advancing transformative green industrial policies and an equitable and rapid energy transition. Their work has been published by the journal Climate Policy, as well as the Brookings Institute, the Climate and Community Project, and the California Workforce Development Board. They are currently completing their dissertation as a book manuscript on the role of jobs, workers and labor unions in environmental politics.


Climate and Community Project

Public investment must be paired with regulation to stop climate change (2022), Brookings Institute

Putting California on the High Road: A Jobs and Climate Action Plan for 2030 (2020), California Workforce Development Board

Green bargains: leveraging public investment to advance climate regulation (2022), Climate Policy

High-Road Workforce Guide for City Climate Action (2021), American Cities Climate Challenge


Curriculum Vitate

Personal Website



Research Group(s):

Energy and Environmental Policy Lab (Meckling)

Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative (Aldana Cohen)