Jeffrey Bobeck

Director of Energy Policy Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Jeffrey Bobeck is Director of Energy Policy Engagement and co-manager of the Carbon Capture Coalition at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, bringing three decades of policy and strategic communications experience.

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.