Energy and Climate Policy

When I’m not talking about cats, I’m usually talking about energy and climate policy — or, well, backpacking!

Professionally, I work for the State of California on energy and climate policy. I suppose at this point I’m probably considered a technical expert when it comes to energy modeling.

I’ve been writing publicly about climate change and energy topics since around 2008, and I also co-produce a podcast: Watts Radio. Check it out! Watts Radio is a platform to talk with experts about various topics related to energy and climate change, and to just have some fun geeking out! If you’re an expert in a field related to energy or climate change, please get in touch! I’d love to setup an interview.

The Watts Radio Energy Podcast
Watts Radio — formerly airing weekly on KDVS in Davis, California

If you ever run into me in person, I’ll be happy to discuss energy modeling and climate policy with you. Maybe you study some other science or have a PhD? I’m sure we’ll get along just fine!

If, for whatever reason, you’ve found this website and you want to do a PhD where you study hitchhiking as an alternative mode of transportation, please let me know. We might need to become best friends. Really, there’s just not enough data out there about the viability of hitchhiking. In the U.S., we’ve also probably spent far too long delegitimizing hitchhiking as a cheap, and viable form of transportation. For whatever reason, it has some sort of taboo around it — yet at the same time most people are perfectly happy when it comes to getting in the random car of a stranger as long as they were connected through the Lyft app.

Anyway, what are you doing reading this? Maybe you should go backpacking, or something.