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Jason Reott MELP'15

At-Large, Master's Only Representative

Jason ReottJason earned his MELP and certificate in Energy Law in August 2015 while navigating the wild New and Gauley Rivers of West Virginia through VLS' innovative distance learning program. Throughout a decade as a whitewater boatman in both West Virginia and Colorado, Jason witnessed first-hand how at-risk the nation's arteries are from energy production. While attaining his master's, Jason worked to halt mountaintop removal (MTR) mining in Central Appalachia as a volunteer and energy law extern with the Appalachian Community Health Emergency (ACHE) campaign, educating Congress about the significant health impacts of MTR on local communities and the need for a moratorium on MTR pending a comprehensive federal health study. After graduation, Jason joined the Capitol Hill staff of Sen. Bernie Sanders as a legislative fellow for energy and environmental policy. Today, Jason focuses on the climate and economic solutions provided by energy efficiency with the Alliance to Save Energy, a bipartisan D.C.-based group of businesses and manufacturers, governmental entities, research institutions, public and investor-owned utilities and trade associations, energy service companies, and environmental advocates. He specializes in federal policy focused on modernizing the built environment including building energy codes and appliance and equipment standards; federal energy management; grid-integrated buildings and infrastructure; and public-private financing mechanisms. In addition to coordinating the internship program, Jason manages the Alliance's building envelope technologies industry work group and a nationwide coalition of regional energy efficiency officials, the Responsible Energy Codes Alliance (RECA). Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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