Cory Jemison is the Director of Blue Dot Analytics. Cory has more than a decade of experience across all levels of government and the private sector as an analyst in the energy, climate change and sustainability sectors.
I have a real passion for the intersection of mathematics and sustainability. This has led to my career focus on the evaluation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and accounting, and analytical tool development.
I began my career at ICF in Washington D.C., supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR industrial partnership. I provided analytical expertise in measuring energy and GHG savings from energy efficiency efforts of industrial facilities participating in the program. As part of ICF’s IPM modelling team, I also modelled the energy, economic, and environmental effects of proposed federal environmental regulations on the U.S. power sector.
After moving to Melbourne, Australia, I immersed myself in implementing more local energy efficiency and renewable energy programs as a data manager / GHG accountant for the Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL). In my efforts to implement the Moreland Solar City program I gained first-hand experience in the value of community engagement to gain support for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. From performing energy audits on households and small business, to street corner spruiking of the Moreland Solar City programs, this experience has helped shape my understanding of local and state energy issues. Along with developing the framework for measuring the energy and GHG impacts of Moreland Solar City program, I also developed a tool for the state government to roll out pre-populated community-wide GHG inventories for all councils in Victoria.
With the Australian Carbon Pricing Mechanism having just passed through parliament, I left MEFL and joined the team at RepuTex to develop and manage bottom up models of Australia’s Energy and Industrial sectors, forecasting site-level, sector level, and economy-wide GHG emissions and associated liabilities under Australia’s Carbon Pricing Mechanism. I leveraged these models to publish research on the carbon market fundamentals within Australia, including the carbon liability faced by Australian companies and sectors, dynamics between global emissions trading schemes, and pathways for schemes to reach emissions reduction targets.
After RepuTex, I boomeranged on back to Washington D.C. and ICF where I specialised in developing guidance, frameworks, and tools for subnational GHG inventories, GHG mitigation, and energy planning efforts. In addition to working directly with state and local governments, I developed and maintained resources for state and local governments by working with the U.S. EPA, such as EPA’s Quantifying the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy report and EPA’s state, local, and tribal inventory tool suite. I also developed GHG inventory guidance for the Under2 Coalition. Beyond developing these resources, I gained extensive experience putting them into practice through working with various state and local clients on their GHG inventories, energy master plans, and climate action plans.
Now that I have moved back to Victoria, I am excited to begin this new journey with Blue Dot Analytics. As a self-proclaimed energy wonk and climate nerd, I can’t wait to bring my wealth of global experience in measuring and managing energy, environmental, economic, and social impacts to your projects and to provide you with clear insights for your organization.
HAMILTON COLLEGE, USA
B.A., Mathematics, 2006, minor in environmental studies
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Masters of Environment, 2012, quantitative modelling focus
• Triple Certificate in GHG Offset Projects, Advanced GHG Accounting and GHG Verification - Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, 2013