• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Mark Brownstein


Senior Vice President, Energy Transition

Mark is Senior Vice President at the Environmental Defense Fund, a global environmental NGO with over a 50-year history of delivering bold game-changing climate solutions to build a vital Earth, for everyone. Mark leads EDF’s Energy Transition work, shaping the organization’s strategies to accelerate decarbonization in major emitting sectors including energy and transportation, in line with a net zero future. He is an authoritative voice on critical energy policy issues, such as the future role hydrogen in a clean energy economy. He is widely acknowledged to be a global expert on the issue of methane pollution and is actively involved in several cutting-edge initiatives to measure, monitor, and reduce this waste, including MethaneSAT, a subsidiary of EDF that will soon be the most advanced methane-tracking satellite in space, capable of measuring and reporting on methane emissions virtually anywhere on earth.

Sessions With Mark Brownstein

Monday, 6 March

  • 01:00pm - 01:30pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 07:00 pm - 06/mar/2023 07:30 pm

    Hydrogen Policy: Setting the ground rules

    Europe has led in recent years in establishing policy targets and support mechanisms for low-carbon hydrogen. But the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, with its generous tax credits for hydrogen projects, seems to have put the United States in a leadership position—and is causing the EU to rethink its own approach. Is this now a competition – or will funding support in any jurisdiction help accelerate hydrogen development overall? Looking globally, what is the scale of the future opportunity for partnerships between potential low-cost hydrogen suppliers in the Middle East and Africa and potential importers in Europe and Asia?