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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  • Georgia Solar Energy Looks Bright

    Abundant solar and biomass resources, falling costs of materials, innovative research, and state policies have launched Georgia into the national spotlight as a clean energy leader. The state ranks No. 1 in the country in commercial timberland, making woody biomass a major component of its renewable energy sector. Its significant solar potential has been largely untapped until the past year. Read More

  • Georgia's Emerging Solar Industry Spurred by Policy

    Abundant biomass and solar resources, falling materials costs, and innovative research have launched Georgia into the national spotlight as a clean energy leader. State and federal policies have helped to make the Peach State the fastest-growing solar market in the country. Read More

  • Clean Economy Rising

    This collection of policy briefs examines state clean energy economies. The states selected have demonstrated leadership in clean energy policies, installations, and economies, or are at a crossroads in their energy futures. Read More

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