(WASHINGTON, DC -October 31, 2019) – EDF Action announced today that Jon Powers has joined the EDF Action Board of Directors.
“I am proud to join the ranks of the Environmental Defense Fund at a time when bold climate action is so critical to the health of our economy, environment, and communities,” said Jon Powers. “EDF and EDF Action has been among the environment's greatest defenders of the past few decades, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to lend a hand.”
“Jon Powers' clean energy, national security and political experience will be invaluable to us we head into 2020 and beyond,” said EDF Action President Joe Bonfiglio. "Jon will help us accelerate our growth as a strategic political player -- from our advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill to electing pro-environment candidates from both parties.”
Jon Powers is president and co-founder of CleanCapital, an industry leading clean energy investment platform. His passion for clean energy stems from his time serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq, where he learned how vital clean energy is to protecting America’s national security. He helped to revolutionize the U.S. Army’s energy program and later served as Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under President Barack H. Obama from 2012 to 2014.