Greg Bertelsen

Climate Leadership Council

Chief Executive Officer

Greg Bertelsen joined the Climate Leadership Council in 2017 and since that time has led its congressional engagement, overseen the Council’s founding members coalition and helped guide policy research and development. In September 2020 he was named CEO. Mr. Bertelsen previously served as executive vice president. Prior to joining the Climate Leadership Council, he served as senior director, energy and resources policy, at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) from 2013 to 2017. At the NAM, Mr. Bertelsen led advocacy efforts on behalf of manufacturers for a variety of energy and environmental policy issues. He has worked with congressmen, high-ranking administration officials and served as an official advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on environmental justice issues. Previously, Mr. Bertelsen served as manager and regulatory analyst, environmental markets & policy, at Siemens AG. While there, Mr. Bertelsen advised Fortune 100 industrial and utility companies on energy and environmental policy, including carbon tax and cap-and-trade proposals. Mr. Bertelsen is a lawyer by training who received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Dickinson College and a JD from the American University Washington College of Law. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas L. Craven.

Sessions With Greg Bertelsen

Thursday, 10 March

  • 03:00pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 09:00 pm - 10/mar/2022 09:30 pm

    Carbon Markets: Working with offsets

    Presentation Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Many companies are relying on relying on carbon offsets to meet their decarbonization plans. The regulatory treatment of carbon offsets and the penalties or incentives applied to emissions performance is therefore critical to companies and to the fight against climate change overall. This session will address some key regulatory concerns with respect to the utilities sector, such as:

    · Are customers getting what they are paying for, i.e., are carbon offsets additive, measurable and verifiable? What is the industry doing to examine the quality of offsets ?

    · What is the relationship of carbon offsets to a carbon tax?

    · What role do offset play in the utilities sector or in the natural gas sector?

    · What needs to be done for regulated utilities to rely on a forward market for offsets?