State Energy and Climate Policy Director
Andrew Place is CATF’s State Energy and Climate Policy Director. Andrew works to enact technology-inclusive, state-level, deep decarbonization policies for the power sector as well as the transportation, industry, and building sectors. Andrew also works to further build CATF’s relationship with utilities and stakeholders to move them further towards supporting pragmatic deep decarbonization commitment pathways and technologies.
Most recently, Andrew served as a commissioner on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission where he was a strong voice for the environment and consumers. Prior to that, he was Corporate Director for Energy and Environmental Policy at the Pittsburgh-headquartered EQT Corporation. During that time, Andrew worked with CATF and other stakeholders to hammer out a strong set of commitments to standards under the banner of the Center for Responsible Shale Development.
Andrew has also held several key positions in Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, as well as being a research fellow in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics, with a concentration in Mathematics, from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon.