James Hewett

Affiliated Organization:
Breakthrough Energy

James manages power sector advocacy as part of Breakthrough Energy’s U.S. Policy and Advocacy team. His work is focused on developing engagement and advocacy strategies for the organization’s power sector priorities.

Prior to joining Breakthrough Energy, James served as Vice President of Renewable Energy at David Gardiner and Associates (DGA) working on corporate renewable energy policy, developing state-level policy campaigns, and advising on policy and advocacy strategies for foundations. While at DGA, James also served as Policy Director for Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG), a non-profit focused on expanding long-distance transmission and developing a macrogrid. Before joining DGA, James worked at the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) in a variety of positions ranging from government affairs to business development to program management.

James has a B.S. from Texas A&M University and a M.S. from American University. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Ali, and golden retriever, Gatsby. While not at work, James can be found on the golf course, hiking, in the gym, watching the Food Network, or listening to the latest clean energy podcast.