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Senior Vice President of Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

Mark Brownstein

Mark Brownstein is Senior Vice President of Energy at Environmental Defense Fund, and a member of EDF’s executive team. The goal of the EDF Energy Program is to bend the curve on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production and use by 2030, while meeting the world’s energy needs cleanly and equitably.

Mark is on the advisory board of the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and a former member of the National Petroleum Council and the Electric Power Research Institute’s public advisory board.

He is an adjunct professor of law at New York University Law School where he co-teaches a seminar on public policy and energy project finance. Mark has also taught energy policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Prior to joining EDF, Mark held a variety of business strategy and environmental management positions within Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), a large electric and gas utility holding company in the United States. 

Mark’s career includes time as an attorney in private environmental practice, an air quality regulator with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and an aide to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mark holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A. from Vassar College.