Friday, September 2, 2022

CAP Founder John Podesta Will Oversee $370 Billion in Clean Energy Funds

Here is more from the White House:

Today, President Biden announced that John Podesta will serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation and Ali Zaidi will be promoted to Assistant to the President and National Climate Advisor. In his new role, Podesta will oversee implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s expansive clean energy and climate provisions and will chair the President’s National Climate Task Force in support of this effort. Zaidi will step into the role of National Climate Advisor and will be vice-chair of the National Climate Task Force. Gina McCarthy will depart the White House on September 16.


Mr. Podesta, founder and chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for American Progress (CAP), will reportedly step down from the board immediately.

Podesta had just bought a home in San Diego where he had hoped to retire before Ron Klain, President Biden's chief of staff, called to offer the new position.