For over a quarter of a century, Carol Browner has been at the forefront of the United States’ environmental and energy polices. As President Clinton’s EPA Administrator and as President Obama’s "Energy Czar," Browner has negotiated, developed, proposed and implemented U.S. policy affecting global energy, environment, public health and business matters.
Today, Browner provides her expertise through dual roles in the business and policymaking arenas and serves as a Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm.
View a Bloomberg Television interview with Carol Browner, regarding U.S. energy policy. Browner also discusses fuel-efficient vehicles, tax breaks for the oil and gas industry, and TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The Emerging Energy Future
No single sector affects more people and industries than energy, and none is more deeply affected by the disposition of government. An authority on the changes that are coming in U.S. and world energy consumption, Carol Browner analyzes the regulatory and economic pressures that are driving changes in consumption and use, and how this will affect businesses. She offers a pragmatic assessment on the need for energy to drive economies and how this need will be driven by practical approaches.
Thinking Green: Economic Strategy for the 21st Century
Carol Browner identifies opportunities across many sectors in the global economy through sustainability initiatives for businesses to succeed in enhancing corporate responsibility, gaining market access, and developing strategic partnerships and business relationships.
Carol Browner most recently served as Assistant to President Obama and director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, where she oversaw the coordination of environmental, energy, climate, transport, and related policy across the federal government. During her tenure, the White House secured the largest investment ever in clean energy and established the national car policy that included both new automobile fuel efficiency standards and first ever greenhouse gas reductions.
Carol Browner is a Senior Counselor of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, where she provides strategic counsel to clients in the areas of environmental protection, energy conservation, climate change, water security and resource scarcity. Browner also serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and on the Board of the League of Conservation Voters. In July 2012, she joined Bloomberg Government's advisory board, where she will advise BGov analysts on environmental policy and bolster the organization's commitment to energy and environmental policy.
From 1993 through 2001, Browner served as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. As administrator, she adopted the most stringent air pollution standards in our nation’s history; set for the first time, a fine particle clean air standard; and spearheaded the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act as well as the Food Quality Protection Act. She was known for working with both environmentalists and industry to set scientific-based public health protections while providing businesses important flexibilities in how to meet those standards. She worked across the agency to ensure a focus on protecting the most vulnerable, particularly children.