Washington, D.C. — Trevor Higgins will serve as the Center for American Progress’ senior vice president for Energy and Environment. In this role, he will guide CAP’s work tackling climate change and environmental injustice, drawing on the expertise across the organization.
Previously, Higgins served as CAP’s vice president for Climate Policy; he has been leading the Energy and Environment department in an acting capacity since late 2022. Prior to joining CAP, Higgins was Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) legislative assistant for energy, transportation, and climate change. Higgins also served as a presidential management fellow and policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Energy and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.
Higgins holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. He is originally from Buffalo, New York.
“Trevor played a major role in shaping and making the case for the climate, justice, and jobs investments enacted in the Inflation Reduction Act that are now redefining what climate action looks like in this country,” said Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO of CAP. “Trevor’s leadership at CAP and in the broader environmental policy community serves to build consensus for the strongest possible approaches to building a clean energy economy in a just and equitable way. We are delighted to have him at the helm of CAP’s Energy and Environment department.”
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