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CATF expands state policy team, welcoming Jeremy Tarr as U.S. State Policy Director

October 18, 2022

BOSTON – Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is pleased to welcome Jeremy Tarr to its state policy team as U.S. State Policy Director. Jeremy will work with state officials and partners to advance policies that support a clean energy economy that is prosperous, equitable, and resilient. 

“Jeremy Tarr brings substantial experience with him to this role as a pragmatic policy advocate and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team,” said Conrad Schneider, Advocacy Director at CATF. “As CATF expands its state policy advocacy, Jeremy’s expertise engaging with diverse stakeholders at the federal government, in North Carolina, and at Duke University will be critical to our efforts to advance climate policies effectively and equitably across the United States.” 

Jeremy comes to CATF from the North Carolina Governor’s Office, where he served as Senior Advisor for Climate Change Policy to Governor Roy Cooper and led development and implementation of the state’s comprehensive climate strategy since 2017. His work led to groundbreaking executive orders, development of the state’s sector-specific climate strategies, advances in environmental justice, and multiple sustainability policies for the state government. Jeremy also spearheaded North Carolina’s offshore wind strategy and contributed to the passage of bipartisan energy legislation that requires regulated utilities to reduce carbon emissions 70% by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. 

“It’s an exciting time to join CATF, and I look forward to advancing climate policies in key U.S. states to help build a thriving, equitable, net-zero-emission economy,” said Jeremy Tarr. “Given passage of historic, federal climate legislation and the increasing urgency of climate action, states have unprecedented opportunities to tackle climate change and grow their economies by investing federal funds and advancing clean energy policies. CATF’s U.S. State Energy and Climate Policy Program will continue to leverage CATF’s technology and policy expertise in collaboration with government officials, strategic partners, and local communities to decarbonize our economy.”   

Prior joining the North Carolina Governor’s Office, Jeremy served in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation where he led teams to develop portions of the Clean Power Plan, served as division lead for implementation, and helped manage EPA’s external relationships around Clean Power Plan implementation with state officials and a wide range of stakeholders. 

Jeremy previously served as Policy Counsel in the Climate and Energy Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and clerked for The Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson on the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and Davidson College.  

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Samantha Sadowski, Communications Manager, U.S.,, +1 202-440-1717

About Clean Air Task Force 

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a global nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. With 25 years of internationally recognized expertise on climate policy and a fierce commitment to exploring all potential solutions, CATF is a pragmatic, non-ideological advocacy group with the bold ideas needed to address climate change. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world. Visit and follow @cleanaircatf.

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