Jeffrey Bobeck

Senior Adviser, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Jeff Bobeck is a Senior Adviser for the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. Mr. Bobeck’s government experience includes serving on the staffs of two senior U.S. House members, where he contributed to major tax and international trade legislation, and served as an official observer to the negotiations to end the war in El Salvador. In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed him Director of External Affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy, where he served as the second-ranking White House-appointed official in DOE’s $6 billion-annual Environmental Management program.

In the private sector, Mr. Bobeck served as Director of External Liaison with the American Automobile Manufacturers, where he focused on international harmonization of automotive environmental and safety regulations. He testified annually before Congress on the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and later helped to manage the auto industry’s North American environmental sustainability coalition, which was authorized by NAFTA’s environmental side agreement. He later served as the lead North American policy manager for the Global Carbon Capture Institute.

Mr. Bobeck has contributed numerous op-eds to publications such as the Washington Post and New York Times, appeared on national news outlets including CNN and NPR, and is a frequent speaker at energy and environmental policy conferences.

Mr Bobeck received a joint B.A. in economics and political science from Ohio University, and has studied environmental and national security policy at both Georgetown University and George Washington University.

Posts by Jeffrey Bobeck

Getting to Zero: A U.S. Climate Agenda

This report outlines a comprehensive agenda for decarbonizing the U.S. economy by 2050, with an emphasis on priority actions needed over the coming decade. This agenda was developed in close consultation with leading companies in key sectors through the Center …

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Charting a Straighter Path to the Circular Carbon Economy
Carbon Utilization: A Vital and Effective Pathway for Decarbonization

The capture and utilization of CO2 and other carbon oxides emitted from power generation and industrial facilities has been technologically feasible for generations and has gained greater attention in recent years as a tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Captured …

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