Joshua Freed

Joshua Freed
Vice President for Clean Energy
Third Way

Joshua Freed is the Vice President of the Clean Energy Program at Third Way. He focuses on the policies and strategies needed to bring about clean energy reform and to address climate change. Prior to joining Third Way, Joshua served for more than a decade as a political strategist for national, federal and local campaigns and was a senior staffer on Capitol Hill. Most recently, he was a Vice President at GMMB, where he was part of the media team for Obama for America and advised the senior leadership of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He also was the communications director for the Obama Colorado caucus campaign and advised the Obama for Colorado campaign in the general election.  Previously, Joshua ran the Washington, D.C., office and served as the chief policy advisor for Representative Rob Andrews, and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Representative Diana DeGette, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He graduated from Brandeis University and received a master’s degree from the University of Maryland-College Park. He has been featured in the media including The Washington Post, National Journal, Politico, Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post, Market Watch and Fox Business Network.

Recent Publications

July 26, 2011

A framework for renewed American leadership on climate change.

October 1, 2010

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, created to spur technological innovation, is about to be given the bureaucratic equivalent of a death sentence.

Recent Events and Presentations

November 17, 2011

At Energy Innovation 2011, leading energy policy thinkers will address core issues and counter misguided but widely held beliefs about the clean energy innovation.

December 15, 2010

ITIF and other leading policy think tanks host a day-long conference to ask the hard questions about energy technology policy and innovation in America.