Bob Perciasepe

Bob Perciasepe
President
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Bob Perciasepe is President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), a leading, independent voice for practical policy and action to address our climate and energy challenges.

Mr. Perciasepe has been an environmental policy leader in and outside government for more than 40 years, most recently as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He has built a reputation for bringing diverse stakeholders together to solve problems.

While Mr. Perciasepe was Deputy Administrator from 2009 to 2014, EPA set stricter auto emissions and mileage standards, increased protections for the nation’s streams and rivers, and developed carbon emissions standards for power plants. He was previously assistant administrator for both the agency’s water and clean air programs, leading efforts improve America’s drinking water safety and reduce sulfur in gasoline and diesel fuel to reduce smog.

Mr. Perciasepe has held top positions in state and municipal government – as Maryland Secretary of the Environment and as a Baltimore senior planning official – and he was chief operating officer of the National Audubon Society.

Among his awards are the American University's William K. Reilly Award for Environmental Leadership, the American Lung Association’s Distinguished Service Award and the Walter G. Wells Conservation Award. 

Recent Events and Presentations

November 28, 2018

Even with continued improvements and cost reductions to current emissions reducing technologies, the world is not on track to achieve the deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Join ITIF for the release of a new report analyzing hard-to-decarbonize sectors and an expert panel discussion on the limits of current technologies and potential solutions.