Phyllis Cuttino is director of Pew’s Clean Energy Program, which works to accelerate the clean energy economy in order to seize its economic, national security and environmental benefits for the nation. Pew advocates for national energy policies that enhance industrial energy efficiency, expand energy research and development and deploy advanced transportation and renewable technologies.
She joined the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2007 as project director for the Pew Campaign for Fuel Efficiency, which played a critical role in passage of the first increase in federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks in more than 30 years.
Cuttino has a background in policy, strategic communications and campaigns. In the policy arena, Cuttino worked on the senior staffs of two United States senators. In philanthropy, she served as vice president of public affairs for Ted Turner’s $1 billion gift to U.N. causes. As a senior vice president at a consulting firm in Washington, Cuttino helped Fortune 500 companies and nongovernmental organizations to influence public policy and increase awareness of critical issues. Cuttino has directed issue advocacy campaigns and served in various roles for political campaigns.
Cuttino holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Furman University.
Statement by Phyllis Cuttino, director of Pew's clean energy program, regarding President Barack Obama's executive order setting a renewable energy goal for the federal government of 20 percent by 2020, more than double the current goal of 7.5 percent. More
Sixteen members of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Clean Energy Business Network gathered in Washington on Oct. 29, 2013, to meet with members of Congress and discuss the investment tax credit for such industrial efficiency technologies as combined heat and power and waste heat recovery. More
On July 31, 2013, Phyllis Cuttino, director of Pew's Clean Energy Program, testified regarding clean energy tax incentives during a hearing by the Senate Committee on Finance, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure. More
On June 20, 2013, Phyllis Cuttino, director of Pew's Clean Energy Program, testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade regarding the clean energy transformation underway in the United States. More
Combined heat and power, or CHP, provides the U.S. industrial sector with an economical, timely solution to the problem of energy use and cost, while promoting economic growth and addressing future energy needs. More