We are coming close to the end of season six! Our last “real” guest before next week’s “best of” episode is Greg Bertelsen, CEO of the Climate Leadership Council (CLC). On behalf of CLC, Greg has been front and center promoting the benefits of pricing carbon on imported goods. Listeners, you have heard Catrina Rorke from CLC on the show a few times, talking about her excellent research on trade and climate policies. Greg gives us a bit of the Capitol Hill perspective, including thoughts about the recently introduced PROVE IT Act and how bipartisan support coalesced around a CBAM—a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.
Before joining the council in 2017 as an executive VP and then taking the reins as CEO in 2020, Greg previously served as senior director, energy and resources policy, at the National Association of Manufacturers. He also served as regulatory analyst, environmental markets & policy, at Siemens AG, where he advised Fortune 100 industrial and utility companies on energy and environmental policy. In 2016 and 2017, he served as an official advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency on environmental justice issues.
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