Mark Brownstein is Chief Counsel of the Energy Program at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). He specializes in utility-related issues, including transmission development, wholesale and retail electric market design, rate reform, and power plant siting and investment. Mr. Brownstein leads EDF’s team on coal and natural gas. He was one of two EDF staff leads on the United States Climate Action Partnership, a coalition of the nation’s leading corporations and environmental groups championing immediate action on federal legislation to cap and substantially reduce greenhouse gas pollution across the U.S. economy. Mr. Brownstein is co-author of the Carbon Principles, a set of enhanced due diligence principles for investment banks considering the financing of coal-fired power plants. Prior to joining EDF, he was Director of Enterprise Strategy for Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.
His career also includes time as an attorney in private environmental practice, a regulator with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and an aide to then-Congressman Robert G. Torricelli (D-NJ).more » « less