A daughter of booksellers, Jackie (she/her) grew up in Pennsylvania surrounded by literature and nature. Encouraged by her parents, she never hesitated to "flip the rock" and unearth whatever crawled in the grass and under stones in the backyard.
Jackie's early interests in reading, writing, and exploring coalesced into an energy and environment reporting position at CQ Roll Call from 2016, where she covered Congress and federal agencies before moving to Morning Consult and developing beat coverage of existing and advanced nuclear energy. Over three and a half years of reporting, she learned about the past, present, and possible futures of nuclear energy—its successes, its failures, and its opportunities. In 2020, Jackie traded her reporter's hat for an advocate's fedora and joined Third Way's Climate and Energy Program as an advisor for policy and content, managing the program's public opinion research and writing thinkpieces on the need for clean energy solutions like nuclear energy.
Jackie holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a minor in Linguistics from American University in Washington, D.C. She's a fan of classic film noir; social music, from Coleman Hawkins to Pat Metheny; and British comedy shows such as Taskmaster and Would I Lie to You?
Jackie Toth discusses support for maintaining existing nuclear plants at a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners panel
Jackie Toth: "It’s inspiring to see voters across our country rewarding the passage of monumental climate legislation in the midterms."
Our thoughts and impressions of two films with nuclear themes: "The China Syndrome" (1979) and "Silkwood" (1983).
An illustration of our understanding of the concerns Americans have about nuclear energy and actions that can address them
Our panel and participation at GCEAF was part of the launch of an international initiative called RISE3
A written discussion of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2022 publication
Jackie Toth discusses nuclear provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act at a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners panel
Grant-making at the Department of Energy can play an important role in supporting an equitable clean energy transition
Jackie Toth shares insights from a recent convening on siting nuclear projects
Good Energy Collective's response to the CEQ's Request for Information on the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool Beta Version
A new office in the Energy Department holds immense promise for closing the gap for clean energy demonstrations
Good Energy Collective's response to the Request for Information on Using a Consent-Based Siting Process to Identify Federal Interim Storage
Good Energy Collective's response to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council's Jan. 26-27, 2022, public meeting
A policy report exploring where small modular reactor (SMR) technology could support environmental justice communities that relied on coal
Jackie Toth talks about why the U.S. government should fund the Versatile Test Reactor project as a key pillar of the advanced nuclear ecosystem
Good Energy Collective's response to the NRC's Systematic Assessment of How It Addresses Environmental Justice
As Congress nears a peak in negotiations over a federal Clean Energy Standard, lawmakers should make sure to include nuclear energy
Good Energy Collective and Data for Progress polled likely voters in the United States on their thoughts about advanced nuclear energy
During a panel discussion on the Versatile Test Reactor, Jackie Toth said it's vital for nuclear and climate advocates and industry to keep making a clear case for this important project.
Jackie Toth says while nuclear energy is in a period of revival, it's also a make-or-break moment for advanced nuclear developers to achieve timely, successful reactor demonstrations.
Suzanne Baker, Jackie Toth, and their co-authors explain why a domestic versatile test reactor is crucial to nuclear energy innovation.
Jackie Toth speaks with Reuters about why Illinois' new climate law is a good example for why national policy in support of nuclear would help end the need for states to race to save their reactors.
Jackie Toth says it's critical that Congress reverses course and funds the Versatile Test Reactor project in Fiscal Year 2022.