Expertise: Energy and environmental policy
Luke H. Bassett is the associate director of Domestic Energy and Environment Policy at American Progress, where he works on U.S. climate and energy policy, including renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. He previously served as an appointee at the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While at DOE, Bassett wrote the North America chapter of the first Quadrennial Energy Review and led development and implementation of several mitigation policies under President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
Bassett has master’s degrees in environmental management and ethics from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale Divinity School, where he focused on climate change and environmental ethics.