Washington, D.C – Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is pleased to announce that Jeanette Pablo has joined the organization as a Resident Senior Fellow.
In her new role, Jeanette will focus on strategies to spur the development of low-carbon energy infrastructure in a way that ensures equity and promotes healthy communities and economic development in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. She will also advise CATF’s clean energy corporate procurement initiative.
“We need to not only replace a substantial portion of the U.S. electric system with zero carbon energy, but also to double its size to meet the dual challenge of climate change and increased energy demand,” said Armond Cohen, CATF Executive Director. “Accomplishing this in a way that reduces inequity, rather worsens it, and leverages economic development for distressed areas of the country, is a tall order. We’re confident Jeanette’s unique expertise will help CATF catalyze smart solutions.”
Jeanette comes to CATF after serving as General Counsel at the Energy Futures Initiative for four years. EFI is a nonprofit headed by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, dedicated to driving innovation in energy technology, policy, and business models. At EFI, she focused on clean energy innovation, deep decarbonization, energy jobs, and was responsible for all legal matters affecting the organization.
“Jeanette has been integral to EFI’s success over the past four years,” said EFI CEO Secretary Moniz. “The EFI team congratulates her on joining CATF, an organization we have collaborated with often in pursuit of our shared objective of deep decarbonization. With Jeanette at CATF, the relationship will be deepened even further.”
Prior to her work at EFI, Jeanette served as Acting Deputy Director for Energy Systems within the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the U.S. Department of Energy. In that role, she led a team of engineering, economics, and international policy analysts to address opportunities and risks related to the nation’s energy systems and infrastructure, including non-fuel related energy, supply chains, shared transportation, electricity, North American energy system integration and security, the energy-water nexus, energy systems modeling and economics. Read her full bio here.
“It has been an honor to work with Secretary Moniz and the EFI team on critical issues like decarbonization and energy jobs.” said Jeanette. “I look forward to continuing this vital work in this new chapter at Clean Air Task Force, where I’m excited to focus on the implementation of strategies to address the climate crisis.”
Jeanette has over 20 years of experience in environmental and energy policy. She is also co-author of Gender & Racial Equity in the Energy Sector for Clean Energy for Biden, was a member of the Energy Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, and is co-founder and Vice President of the Board of the Asian Americans in Energy, Environment and Commerce.
About the Clean Air Task Force
Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. We work towards these objectives through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector. With nearly 25 years of nationally and internationally recognized expertise on clean air policy and regulations and a fierce commitment to fully exploring all potential solutions, CATF is an environmental advocacy group with the bold ideas needed today to solve the climate crisis. CATF is headquartered in Boston, with staff working virtually around the U.S. and abroad.