John Podesta


John Podesta is the founder of the Center for American Progress. He currently serves as the senior adviser to the president for clean energy innovation and implementation. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition team. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta previously served as White House chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016.


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Europe Matters in the British Election Article
Conservative party leader David Cameron reaches out to shake hands with a supporter as he leaves the Battersea Power Station with his wife Samantha. (AP/Oli Scarf)

Europe Matters in the British Election

John Podesta argues that the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States is still important for transatlantic ties.

John Podesta

Increasing Competitiveness Through Clean Energy Testimony
A technical manager checks solar cells in the ErSol Solar Energy AG in Erfurt, Germany, which manufacturers and distributes solar photovoltaic products. Germany is a global frontrunner in the clean-energy transformation and its success is due to strong government financial support. The United States needs to keep up with its competitors who are seizing the clean-energy opportunity. (AP/Jens Meyer)

Increasing Competitiveness Through Clean Energy

CAP Action President John D. Podesta testifies before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.

John Podesta

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