Carol Browner

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  • Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

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.

 

 
  

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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 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.

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 ...

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.

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Biography

Carol M. Browner is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at The Center for American Progress and senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group. Ms. Browner is Chair of the League of Conservation Voters board, and serves on the Bunge Limited Board of Directors, and the Global Ocean Commission.

Browner most recently served as assistant to President Barack 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. Previously, Browner was a founding principal of The Albright Group LLC from 2001 to 2008.

From 1993 to 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 a fine-particle clean air standard for the first time, and spearheaded the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as well as the Food Quality Protection Act.

From 1991 to 1993, Ms. Browner served as secretary of environmental regulation in Florida, where she launched the largest ecological restoration project ever attempted in the United States to restore the natural flow of water to the Everglades.

Ms. Browner serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for American Progress and was a founding board member of the organization.

Ms. Browner earned her B.A. and law degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She has one son and is married to former New York Congressman Tom Downey