Jennifer Layke

Jennifer Layke

World Resources Institute (WRI)
Global Director, Energy Program


Jennifer Layke is global director of WRI’s Energy Program. She oversees initiatives and projects that aim to expand access to clean and affordable energy that will reduce climate risks and strengthen communities worldwide. She leads a global team of experts in energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency in China, India, Indonesia and the United States. Previously, Jennifer was director of the Building Efficiency Initiative of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. From 2010-2014 Jennifer ran Johnson Controls’ Institute for Building Efficiency. Jennifer’s prior experience includes 12 years at the World Resources Institute where she was deputy director, Climate and Energy Program. She founded The Green Power Market Development Group which developed innovative energy procurement paths for corporate use of clean energy in the U.S. and Europe.










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