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Jameson McBride

Senior Research Analyst, Energy Program

Jameson McBride is the senior research analyst for energy and climate at the Breakthrough Institute. He studies the political economy of decarbonization, with a focus on US energy and technology policy.

His writing has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Greentech Media, and the Columbia Political Review. His research has been cited by Vox, Citylab, Utilitydive, and in Congressional testimony. He is the lead Breakthrough author of two reports and many web articles.

Born and raised in Maine, he joined Breakthrough in 2017 as a Generation Fellow after graduating from Columbia with a BA in political economy and sustainable development. In college, he worked for the Council on Foreign Relations, the Earth Institute, and the Center for Global Energy Policy. He was named a Presidential Scholar by the US Department of Education in 2013.

Jameson is also a professional vocalist who is classically trained as a bass-baritone. He has performed in venues ranging from the White House and Carnegie Hall to converted warehouses in Oakland with West Edge Opera. He is currently a member of the seven-time Grammy-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus and the professional men’s choir of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.