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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Maine helped pioneer the development of clean energy by harvesting its natural abundance of bioenergy, wind,hydropower, tidal power, and other renewable energy resources. The Pine Tree State has the highest renewableportfolio standard in the nation, requiring 40 percent of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2017. Read More
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