Phyllis Cuttino directs Pew’s clean energy initiative, which works to accelerate the clean energy economy in order to seize its economic, national security and environmental benefits for the nation. Pew advocates for national energy policies that enhance industrial energy efficiency, expand energy research and development and deploy advanced transportation and renewable technologies.
She joined the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2007 as project director for the Pew campaign for fuel efficiency, which played a critical role in passage of the first increase in federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks in more than 30 years.
Cuttino has a background in policy, strategic communications and campaigns. In the policy arena, Cuttino worked on the senior staffs of two United States senators. In philanthropy, she served as vice president of public affairs for Ted Turner’s $1 billion gift to U.N. causes. As a senior vice president at a consulting firm in Washington, Cuttino helped Fortune 500 companies and nongovernmental organizations to influence public policy and increase awareness of critical issues. Cuttino has directed issue advocacy campaigns and served in various roles for political campaigns.
Cuttino holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Furman University.
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U.S. businesses need consistent and equitable federal policy to continue innovating, manufacturing, and competing in the growing global energy economy, which is expected to attract $7.7 trillion in private investment by 2030—65 percent of which probably will come from renewable sources. Pew’s Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) provides industry leaders with an opportunity to... Read More
The industrial sector is responsible for about a third of the energy consumed in the United States, and 20 to 50 percent of the fuel used for generation is lost as waste heat. Read More
The Obama administration announced June 19 a proposed rule calling for increased fuel efficiency of and reduced tailpipe emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. This is good news for businesses and consumers, who stand to benefit from significant fuel cost savings. The rule, if passed, would also help the environment through reduced carbon pollution. Read More