James Bradbury is a Senior Associate in WRI’s Climate and Energy Program, conducting research and analysis on U.S. federal and state climate and clean energy policies. James leads WRI’s work on industrial competitiveness, helping to advance cost effective strategies for increasing energy productivity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy-intensive U.S. manufacturers. He is also leading WRI’s ongoing research into greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. natural gas systems, considering state and federal policy options for reducing emissions throughout the natural gas lifecycle.
Prior to joining WRI, in 2009, James worked as a Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Jay Inslee (WA-1) where he played an active role in advancing clean energy and climate legislation through the U.S. House of Representatives. James began working on Capitol Hill in 2006, as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow, co-sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
James holds a Ph.D. in Geosciences from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst, a Masters degree in Hydrology from the University of New Hampshire, and a BA in Geology from Colorado College.
He enjoys bicycling, skiing, hiking and just about any outdoor activity with his wife, Jenny, and his two daughters, Ella and Zoe.