Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
TopicsClimate Change, European Energy Security, US Energy Policy
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February 12, 2016
January 15, 2016
January 11, 2016Global Energy Center Senior Fellow Heather Zichal will join a panel in Iowa to discuss the future of energy technology in the United States:
January 11, 2016The Des Moines Register quotes Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Heather Zichal on growing concern about climate change and the resulting efforts to develop new energy technologies:
December 14, 2015There were high expectations for Paris COP21 and the outcome of the talks more than met those expectations, producing a lasting agreement that significantly reduces global carbon pollution and begins our transition to a clean energy economy. It is a…
As President Barack Obama's top White House adviser on energy and climate change, Zichal coordinated policy development and implementation on these issues across the administration. She helped to shape and execute many of the president's top energy and climate priorities, including establishing historic new fuel economy standards, reducing mercury pollution, and supporting clean energy deployment in the United States. Prior to joining the administration, Zichal served as a policy director to the Obama campaign, where she helped craft the 2008 energy platform.
She previously served as the legislative director to Senator John Kerry after managing energy and environmental issues in the 2004 presidential campaign. She has also served as legislative director for US Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and US Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ).
During her time in the federal government, Zichal has been a strong and steady voice for policies that reduce United States' dependence on foreign oil, protect public health and environment, and address global climate change.
She grew up in Iowa and is a graduate of Rutgers University.