Bryan Jacob

Solar Program Director

Bryan joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in June 2017. As Solar Program Director, Bryan leads activities to promote solar power across the Southeast. These activities range from conducting research on solar power trends to advocacy on utility resource planning and specifically include collaboration with stakeholders in the solar energy development industry.

Prior to joining SACE, Bryan founded Climate Coach International to help organizations design and implement practical and cost-effective climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. And before that, Bryan spent two decades leading environmental initiatives for The Coca-Cola Company. He was the architect of the Climate Protection Strategy that established Coca-Cola as a leader in the beverage industry and the broader corporate sector.

Bryan has a degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and is also a nine-time USA champion in Weightlifting. He had the privilege of representing the United States in the Olympic Games twice: 1992/Barcelona and 1996/Atlanta.

Bryan's Recent Posts


TVA, Our Nation's Largest "Public" Utility Has The Least Public Planning Process

TVA's Board of Directors refused to hold a public hearing on TVA's 2024 draft IRP, so we held our own.


Food for Thought (rather than Fuel): comparing land use of ethanol versus solar

30% of the nation's corn crop goes toward ethanol production (not food, for either people nor animals). As more and more vehicles are powered by electricity rather than gasoline, we may not…


Dereliction of Duty

Georgia Public Service Commission accepts equality rather than equity for Vogtle 3 & 4 cost allocation

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