This week we are so excited to announce that we’ve brought on Jessica Lovering as a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Fastest Path to Zero (FPtZ) Initiative. She will help us with our research into energy systems, both in the U.S. and especially internationally, as we build out tools for optimizing clean energy deployment.

Jessica is a doctoral student in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on how commercial nuclear trade affects international security standards and how very small nuclear reactors could be deployed at the community level. She is also a Fellow with the Energy for Growth Hub, looking at how advanced nuclear can be deployed in sub-Saharan Africa. 

She was formerly the Director of the Energy Program at the Breakthrough Institute, where she developed policies to spur innovation in nuclear power technologies to drive down costs and accelerate deployment as part of a solution to climate change and economic development. 

She has a bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics from University of California Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Energy Policy from the University of Colorado.

FPtZ Founding Director Todd Allen says: “Jessica is one of the country’s most respected experts on clean energy systems. As Fastest Path examines pathways to clean energy, we could have no better guide than Jessica.”

On behalf of everyone at FPtZ, welcome to the team, Jessica!


Jessica Lovering
Jessica Lovering

Post Author: Sara Norman