John Podesta was named by President Biden to function senior advisor to the President for clear energy innovation and implementation. Ali Zaidi was promoted to assistant to the President and nationwide local weather advisor.
In his new position, Podesta will oversee implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s expansive clear energy and local weather provisions and can chair the President’s National Climate Task Force in help of this effort. Zaidi will step into the position of nationwide local weather advisor and can be vice-chair of the National Climate Task Force. Gina McCarthy will depart the White House on September 16.
“Under Gina McCarthy and Ali Zaidi’s leadership, my administration has taken the most aggressive action ever, from historic legislation to bold executive actions, to confront the climate crisis head-on,” states President Biden. “The Inflation Reduction Act is the largest step ahead on clear energy and local weather in historical past, and it paves the way in which for extra steps we are going to take to fulfill our clear energy and local weather targets. We are lucky that John Podesta will lead our continued innovation and implementation. His deep roots in local weather and clear energy coverage and his expertise at senior ranges of presidency imply we are able to really hit the bottom operating to make the most of the huge clear energy alternative in entrance of us.
“I am immensely grateful for Gina’s service, and I am proud to announce the promotion of Ali to National Climate Advisor,” continues President Biden. “Gina has been an invaluable member of my senior staff since day one of the administration, and I wish her the best as she moves forward.”
Podesta is the founder and chair of the board of administrators for the Center for American Progress. He additionally chairs the board of ClimateWorks Foundation and serves on the board of the Climate Jobs National Resource Center. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, the place he was answerable for coordinating the administration’s local weather coverage and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition workforce. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta beforehand served as White House chief of workers to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s marketing campaign for president in 2016.
Zaidi is presently the deputy assistant to the President and deputy nationwide local weather advisor. He is a longtime advisor to President Biden, having supplied counsel and management on local weather coverage improvement, laws and govt motion from day one of many administration and on the Biden presidential transition and marketing campaign. Zaidi served in management roles for local weather change and energy through the Obama-Biden Administration and as New York’s chairman of local weather coverage and finance and deputy secretary for energy and atmosphere, the place he led the state’s efforts on local weather change and clear energy.