Associate Director, Energy Policy
Expertise: International climate policy, energy and environmental policy
Gwynne Taraska is the Associate Director of Energy Policy at American Progress, where she works on international and U.S. climate and energy policy. Her recent work on international climate issues has concentrated on the U.N. climate negotiations—with a focus on the Durban Platform and the topic of loss and damage—and the structure and potential of the Green Climate Fund. Her recent work on U.S. climate issues has focused on renewable energy and energy-efficiency standards and the climate implications of natural gas consumption and liquefied natural gas exports.
Taraska has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she specialized in symbolic logics. She was previously the research director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University.