Jeremy is the Chief Strategy Officer at ClearPath, where he leads the development, management, and execution of the organization’s strategic plan. In that role, he oversees the organization’s public policy development, government affairs, research, and strategic partnerships, including philanthropic initiatives.
Jeremy serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEAC). He also plays a leadership role in multiple clean energy industry trade groups, serving as the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Industry Council, a leading advocate for American nuclear energy technologies, and Legislative Chair for Geothermal Rising, the largest association for geothermal energy professionals. He is a frequent commentator on clean energy innovation, export financing, and regulatory reforms that accelerate the development of cutting-edge technologies at industry convenings and trade shows, and is frequently featured in national publications including The Washington Post, Politico, Bloomberg, The Hill, GreenBiz, and S&P Global, among others.
Before joining ClearPath, Jeremy advised Congressional leaders, across multiple roles in the House and Senate, on energy, environmental, national security, tax, and transportation policy for a decade.
B.A. in Political Science and History from Miami University, M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business
Policy Development, Legislative Strategy, and Coalition Development
Nuclear energy is making a comeback—at home in America and worldwide. The 118th Congress presents new opportunities to make sure America leads the world on this crucial clean energy technology. The drumbeat for urgent climate action on the global stage is as loud as ever, but we’re also in the midst of a global energy crisis. Both themes exemplify the importance and necessity of new nuclear power on the grid.
The story of American energy is one of innovation. And today, we’re in the middle of a true revolution that the 118th Congress has an opportunity to capitalize on. America has reduced its total carbon dioxide emissions by more than any country in the last 20 years. And it’s largely due to American innovations in the power sector. That doesn’t mean we should slow down.
On April 28, 2022, ClearPath Chief Strategy Officer Jeremy Harrell testified before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, entitled “Now or Never: The Urgent Need for Ambitious Climate Action”.
Over the past three years, more than 70 electric utilities, serving roughly 81 percent of American customers, have launched significant carbon emissions pledges. Concurrently, many have made clear in those pledges that they need firm, flexible clean energy. Thankfully, clean energy innovation and huge investment in sectors like nuclear energy, carbon capture, and geothermal is turning goals into reality.
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have created unease in global energy markets. Oil prices have been unstable, U.S. natural gas producers are watching closely, and growing electricity demand is outpacing renewable generation. In the midst of these dynamics, nuclear energy looks really appealing.
On February 9, 2022, ClearPath Chief Strategy Officer Jeremy Harrell testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works to examine S. 2373, the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2021, and how it will help modernize the advanced nuclear energy reactor licensing process.