About

Phyllis Cuttino

Phyllis Cuttino

  • Director
  • Clean Energy Initiative,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts

Profile

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.

Recent Work

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  • Manufacturing Powers Clean Energy in Ohio

    Ohio has built upon its rich manufacturing legacy to become a leader in the production of wind, solar, and industrial energy efficiency technologies. Until recently, state and federal policies also spurred renewable energy projects throughout Ohio—but uncertainty over the future of these measures is dampening investment. This brief explores the drivers of Ohio’s clean energy economy. Read More

  • Clean Energy Spurs Investment in Ohio

    Ohio has built upon its manufacturing legacy to become a leader in the production of clean energy technologies, ranking first in the nation for the number of facilities manufacturing wind components and second for the number of solar equipment providers as of 2013. That year, the Buckeye State had 692 megawatts of clean energy capacity—62 percent (426 MW) from wind power and 15 percent each... Read More

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