The new senior renewable energy and climate team was unveiled by US President Joe Biden. John Podesta currently serves as the President’s principal counsellor on clean energy innovation and implementation. Ali Zaidi has also been chosen to take Gina McCarthy’s place as president and national climate advisor. The new senior renewable energy and climate team was unveiled by US President Joe Biden. These close allies of Biden have been enlisted to fill key positions.
Senior advisor Podesta is in charge of carrying out the comprehensive clean energy and climate requirements of the Inflation Reduction Act. He also serves as the President’s National Climate Task Force’s chair. Ali Zaidi is the vice-chair of the National Climate Task Force and has assumed the position of National Climate Advisor.
President Biden remarked in the news statement issued by the White House that under the leadership of Gina McCarthy and Ali Zaidi, his administration had taken the most decisive steps to address the climate problem, including historic legislation and audacious executive action. The Inflation Reduction Act is also an important step in the direction of sustainable energy and climate change. It’s also the biggest step since it paves the stage for future actions the government will take to achieve its clean energy and climate goals.
We are fortunate that John Podesta will oversee our continuous innovation and implementation, he continued. We can really get going right away to take advantage of the enormous clean energy potential in front of us thanks to his strong roots in climate and clean energy policy and his expertise at senior levels of government.
President Biden also thanked Gina McCarthy for her service and expressed his pride in announcing Ali Zaidi’s promotion to National Climate Advisor. Even so, he wished Gina McCarthy the best of luck and thanked her for being a crucial part of his (President Biden’s) senior staff from the very beginning of the Administration.
The founder and BOD chair of the Center for American Progress is John Podesta. He also chairs the board of the Climate Works Foundation and sits on the board of the Climate Jobs National Resource Center, among other positions. Podesta formerly served as former President Barack Obama’s counsellor, where he oversaw the administration’s programmes and climate policy. Last but not least, Podesta oversaw Hilary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign while serving as Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff.
Regarding Ali Zaidi, he has long served as Vice President Biden’s Close Aid. Since the start of the Administration, as well as during Vice President Biden’s presidential transition and campaign, he has offered advice and leadership on a variety of subjects, including the creation of climate policy, legislation, and executive action. He also served as New York’s chairman of climate policy and finance and deputy secretary for energy and the environment during the Obama-Biden Administration, which was in charge of energy and climate change.