Jack Ihle is director of regulatory & strategy analysis for Xcel Energy – Colorado. He is responsible for regulatory aspects of resource planning, renewable-energy planning, electric vehicles and other policy issues. At Xcel Energy, he has previously led Environmental Policy, Environmental Services, and Emerging Technology teams. Ihle has also held energy-consulting roles with IHS and Platts, focusing on renewable energy, climate policy and forecasting engagements. He earned a master of science degree in energy & resources from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Bowling Green State University.