Low-Carbon Fuels and Transportation Fellow

Remote (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington
about 2 months ago
Full time role


Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Arlington, VA, USA

C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge ambitious and practical solutions to climate change. Our mission is ...

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About the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES): Our mission is to secure a safe and stable climate by accelerating the transition to a thriving, just, and resilient low-carbon economy. We are widely recognized as an influential voice on climate issues, a trusted convener, and a credible source of expertise and analysis. We work closely with international climate negotiators; federal, state, and local policymakers; executives of Fortune 500 businesses; and a wide range of other stakeholders to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.


Our organizational values: We are ambitious and practical, advancing effective solutions that push the boundaries of the achievable. We are open-minded and inclusive, seeking out and considering a wide range of voices, views, and approaches. We are people-focused, dedicated to improving human well-being and recognizing that respect and empathy are central to success. We are one team, working collaboratively, communicating openly, making ourselves accessible to each other, and treating one another with kindness and respect.


Position Summary: The Low-Carbon Fuels and Transportation Fellow will serve as C2ES' expert on low-carbon fuel technologies and the policies necessary to bring down their cost, resulting in widespread adoption and emission reductions. This fellow also covers emission reduction activities broadly across the transportation sector. This non-supervisory, matrixed role will leverage broad climate and energy knowledge and will be supervised by the Director of Energy Analysis.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Research, analyze, and track state, federal, and international climate and energy policy issues, with a primary focus on low-carbon fuels (e.g., hydrogen, ammonia, renewable natural gas, sustainable aviation fuel, biofuel, power-to-X) for decarbonizing hard-to-abate sub-sectors of transportation and industry;
  • Distill and communicate relevant insights for policy (i.e., policymaking and policy explanation), identifying key questions for businesses, policymakers, and other senior decision-makers;
  • Monitor, review, summarize (i.e., update C2ES webpages), and comment on draft and final regulations (and other agency actions) related to low-carbon fuels and transportation, primarily at the federal level, but also keeping an eye on significant state and international activities;
  • Consistently deliver high-quality, well-written work products (e.g., quantitative analyses, policy briefs, talking points, comments, white papers, blogs) for internal purposes and for publications targeted to C2ES' audience of policymakers, media, and the general public;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with counterparts at companies and other NGOs and research institutions, as well as in government, including relevant congressional offices and federal agencies;
  • Work closely with C2ES's Business Environmental Leadership Council and other business and stakeholder representatives;
  • Organize workshops, briefings and other events engaging policymakers, experts, companies and other stakeholders;
  • Represent C2ES in other coalitions, in virtual and in-person convenings, and conferences;
  • Collaborate across the Center on research and policy analysis, communications, organizing events, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 - 5 years' relevant work experience;
  • Bachelor's degree in science, chemistry, engineering, policy, politics, law, economics, finance, environmental law, energy resources, or related field.
  • Top-notch research and writing skills;
  • Knowledge or experience with low-carbon fuels policy, transportation policy, industrial policy, climate and energy policies at the state and federal levels, ideally including decarbonization challenges.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and expertise of policies and actions (e.g., low-carbon fuel production pathways and use) related to industrial and transportation emissions reductions.
  • Able to present (e.g., oral and written) technical material to non-technical audiences;
  • Interdisciplinary understanding of climate/technology/energy issues (science, technology, economics, business, law and policy);
  • Familiarity with basic principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis;
  • Understanding of state and federal climate and energy policies as well as political and legislative processes;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize among and efficiently manage multiple assignments and meet critical deadlines;
  • Flexibility, willingness to pitch in at all levels, and a team player;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, as needed; 
  • Commitment to, knowledge of, or experience in advancing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental/climate justice.

**Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample of your choice. We realize this requires an investment of your time and we appreciate your help in determining if we're a strong fit for one another.


Reporting to: Director of Energy Analysis


Employment Status: Full-time, benefits-eligible; exempt from overtime.


Location: C2ES operates a hybrid work environment from our main office in Arlington, Virginia. Preference will be given to applicants in (or willing to move to) the Washington, DC area. We will, however, also consider remote applicants for this position.


Benefits Offered: 

  • Health Insurance. C2ES covers 80% of the health insurance premiums.  
  • Dental Insurance. C2ES covers 100% of the dental premiums. 
  • Vision Insurance: Employee covers the total cost of this plan. 
  • Long Term Disability and Short Term Disability.  
  • FSA. 
  • Group Life insurance and Voluntary Life insurance. 
  • Leave Time: New employees start with 3 weeks' vacation per year. 
  • Sick time: up to 10 days per year. 
  • Personal Leave: Up to Two personal leave days. 
  • FMLA Leave: Case by case is evaluated by the Supervisor and HR. 
  • Holidays: C2ES observes 12 holidays during the year. Additionally, the organization closes the last week of year. 
  • Flexible environment. 
  • Hybrid scheduled if local to area. 

We also are fully committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We believe we will only be effective in developing and advocating for climate solutions if we have a diverse range of voices and perspectives represented within C2ES, in our work, and among our partners. C2ES is committed to creating and growing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and among the stakeholders we collaborate with and convene. By fostering this culture, we can enhance our work and amplify our impact. We encourage individuals of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexual identities, and abilities to apply for this position. For more on C2ES's DEIJ policy, visit: https://www.c2es.org/about/diversity-equity-inclusion-and-justice. 

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Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Arlington, VA, USA

C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge ambitious and practical solutions to climate change. Our mission is ...

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