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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When Chuck and Anne McMinn bought Vineyard 29 in St. Helena, California, in 2000, they wanted to produce a high-quality wine with minimal environmental impact. To help achieve this goal, they installed combined heat and power (CHP)—a system that efficiently provides 100 percent of their electricity and heat on-site, while reducing energy costs and protecting against blackouts. Read More
On Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, The Pew Charitable Trusts hosted a webinar to brief clean energy business leaders on the details of the Consolidated Tax and Spending Package, which was signed into law that same day (P.L. 114-113). Read More
As early as this week, Congress could take up legislation that would provide a multiyear extension of several expired and expiring tax credits, including the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) for clean and efficient energy technologies, which cover large and small wind, geothermal, biomass, solar, combined heat and power, and fuel cell projects. The PTC expired at the... Read More