Jacob Herbers

graduate research assistant, lab manager

Jacob was a MS-STEP student researching community solar policy and green power programs implemented in Minnesota and other US States. He is also affiliated with the Sustainable Healthy Cities Research Network. He previously obtained a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, and worked in HVAC Engineering for 2+ years before starting at the Humphrey School. When he's not studying energy and climate policy, he can be found riding his bike around Minneapolis or working on solar-powered cars.

Lab Publications

Community Shared Solar in Minnesota: Learning from the First 300 Megawatts (Report) (Issue Brief)

Broadening Access to Solar Energy: Community Shared Solar Programs in the U.S. (Issue Brief)

“Solar tariffs more likely to cut than protect jobs” Star Tribune (op-ed)

In the news

Fossil-fuel projects will put Minnesota's economy and environment at risk.” Star Tribune (July 31, 2019)

Fossil fuel infrastructure affects Minnesota’s economy and environment.” MinnPost (July 30, 2019)

Economic and Equitable Carbon Pollution Policies Urgently Needed in Minnesota.” Humphrey Public Affairs Review. (Fall 2018/Spring 2019)

More effective policies needed to avoid carbon pollution impacts in Minnesota and beyond.” MinnPost (January 21, 2019)

COP24 Blog.” UMN Institute on the Environment. (December 3-21, 2018)

Mr. Jacob Herbers, Researcher, University of Minnesota, EEUU.UNFCCC Climate Action Studio. (December 12, 2018)

University Changes Course on Energy Efficiency Program.” Minnesota Daily. (November 8, 2018)

A Climate Story.” MPR News: Climate Cast. (September 20, 2018; starts at 22:25)

Student Delegates See Urgency, Frustration at Global Climate Action Summit.” STEP Updates. (September 18, 2018)

Scenes from Week One and Week Two at COP23.” Institute on the Environment: UN Climate Change Conference - COP 23 - University of Minnesota Perspectives. (November 3, 2017)

Solar Technology Keeps U of M Students Busy.” KTTC News. (June 23, 2018)