Jason was the Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA from 2012 to 2016 and served as a Carmel-by-the-Sea City Councilmember from 2010-2012. Formerly Jason Burnett was the Managing Partner of Clean Fund, a company that works to structure and secure financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Previously Jason was the Associate Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he coordinated energy and climate change policy across the EPA and led the development of greenhouse gases regulations. Jason has also worked for a brokerage and consulting firm, Evolution Markets, where he assisted companies and governments with the carbon market. He has testified before and been interviewed by Senate and Congressional committees and continues to engage federal and state policy leaders on managing the regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. He has also been quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, AP, CNN, ABC, C-SPAN, and NPR. Jason is a trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Jason holds a Master of Arts in Earth Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and lives in Washington DC with his wife, Melissa Burnett, and their son Sebastian Burnett.