Prior to joining the Office of Energy Jobs, Betony Jones was a Senior Advisor on Workforce for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Ms. Jones began her career working on climate science in the White House Office of Science and Technology policy during the Clinton administration, where she viewed the complex, economy-wide nature of climate change as both a challenge and an opportunity.
From there, Ms. Jones spent 20 years directing implementation and conducting policy research to demonstrate the employment and economic impacts and opportunities associated with climate action, including as Associate Director of the Green Economy Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Labor Center and as founder and CEO of Inclusive Economics, a national strategy firm working at the intersection of labor, workforce, and clean energy. She has published dozens of papers and reports on these topics and is a nationally recognized expert in labor-climate issues. Ms. Jones earned her Master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and her B.S. degree from the University of Michigan.