John Jimison is Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, engaged in building broad-based awareness of the need to expand, integrate and modernize America’s high-voltage transmission system. He was previously Managing Director of the Energy Future Coalition.
From 2007 to 2011, John served as Senior Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, responsible for energy efficiency, regulatory matters, energy markets, and electric grid modernization. He serves as General Counsel to both the International Association for Energy Economics and the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, and as an Adjunct Professor of Energy Policy at the Johns Hopkins University.
John practiced law from 1987 through 2006 in Federal and state forums, specializing in natural gas regulation, cogeneration, and public utilities. From 1982 to 1985, he was Principal Administrator at the International Energy Agency in Paris, responsible for electricity and natural gas policy and analysis, as well as country expert for Spain and Australia. From 1972 through 1981 he served as Counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as Head of the Energy Section of the Congressional Research Service (Library of Congress), and as Professional Staff to the Senate Commerce Committee. He is a graduate of the College of Wooster and Georgetown University Law Center, a member of the Washington, D.C., and Virginia Bars, and a member of the Energy Bar Association.