Advanced Academic Programs, Washington DC Center, Washington, DC

Alex Gilbert is a complex systems researcher who focuses on governance and market design for energy, nuclear, and space technologies. He is a Project Manager at the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, where he advances regulatory and policy reform for advanced reactors to support climate mitigation. Previously, Alex worked in the private sector as an energy market analyst and climate policy consultant. Among other places, he has been quoted on energy policy issues in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Financial Times.

Alex also researches energy markets, energy security, and space policy as a non-resident Fellow at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. In this role, he has co-authored articles that have appeared in Foreign Policy, National Interest, and Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Alex’s academic work explores the intersection between energy markets and climate governance, with peer-reviewed research published in Nature Climate Change, Energy, and Energy Policy.

He has a Master of Energy Regulation and Law and Certificate in Climate Law from Vermont Law School.

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