March 14, 2022

What makes a compelling O&G leader? With EDF’s Mark Brownstein

Tisha Schuller welcomes Mark Brownstein, senior vice president of the Energy Program at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), to the Energy Thinks Podcast.

Tisha and Mark discuss:

  • Reporting actual emissions data rather than estimates;
  • EDF’s methane-detection satellite making emissions data accessible for all;
  • The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative and the industry’s commitment to methane mitigation;
  • Shifting from a focus on CO2 to also addressing methane;
  • EDF’s recruitment of multilingual employees in the global energy industry;
  • Addressing hydrogen’s role; and,
  • What makes a compelling oil and gas leader as a partner.

Prior to joining EDF as managing director of business partnerships in 2006, Mark held two director positions at the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). In addition to working at PSEG, he served as an air quality regulator with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Mark was an adjunct professor who taught energy policy and energy project finance courses at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and the New York University Law School, respectively. Mark has a law degree from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in history and political theory from Vassar College.

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[Interview recorded on February 24, 2022]

Running time: 37 min

Featured speakers:

Mark Brownstein

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