Jahi Wise

Jahi  Wise
Executive at BlocPower
Yale School of Management, MBA, 2016 Yale Law School, J.D., 2016

Jahi Wise is currently an Executive at BlocPower. 

Jahi was previously an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates.  He graduated from the joint degree program where he studied clean energy finance at Yale Law School and Yale School of Management. He is particularly interested in developing financial vehicles that enable the deployment of energy efficiency technologies in low to moderate income communities. Jahi split his first summer between the Energy and Infrastructure Projects practice at Skadden Arps and the general counsel’s office of , Inc. He split his second summer between the Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group at Skadden Arps and City First Enterprises a in Washington, D.C. Before enrolling at Yale, Jahi worked as a community organizer in Washington, D.C. where he devised and led campaigns around green job creation, affordable housing and education. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.

Authored Articles

Has Renovate America Figured out How to Expand Residential PACE?

In November, Renovate America, the San Diego-based Property-Assessed Clean Energy ( ) program administrator, passed a major milestone—funding over $1 billion in residential installations. As of that month, the program was available to over 80 percent of California households and had completed over 50,000 projects. The company now plans to scale...

Innovation Routes Clean Energy to Low-to-Middle-Income Communities

On Oct. 20, stakeholders from across the clean-energy-finance sector came together for the day-long conference in New York City, Innovations in Clean Energy Finance IV: Market Successes and Lessons for Lower Income. The conference was convened by Citi, Environmental Defense Fund, and Elevate Energy. Low- and moderate-income (LMI) households are...

Multifamily Energy-Efficiency Bill May Receive Federal Approval

Before leaving for summer recess, the United States House of Representatives passed an innovative bipartisan energy-efficiency-finance bill that may change the landscape for resource efficiency in affordable multifamily housing. The Private Investment in Housing Act of 2015 authorizes the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to initiate a...
Holmes Hummel

Rural Middle-Income Energy Efficiency Project Catches a Spark

The single-family middle-income market for energy efficiency retrofits has proven difficult to crack. One well-known obstacle is access to financing. Middle-income families often earn too much to qualify for state and federal weatherization programs but lack the credit characteristics to receive financing for energy efficiency retrofits. The benefits of energy...