The White House - Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
Dan Utech is the Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House Domestic Policy Council. As one of the President’s top White House advisors on energy and climate change, Mr. Utech coordinates policy development and implementation on these issues across the Administration. Mr. Utech joined the Administration in 2009, serving as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Chu until moving to the White House in May of 2010. For the last five years, he has been a key player in advancing many of the President’s top energy and climate priorities, including new fuel economy standards, renewable fuels, reducing carbon pollution from power plants, and supporting clean energy deployment in the United States.
Prior to joining the Administration, Mr. Utech served for 10 years in the Senate, where he worked on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and spent 5 years as Senator Clinton’s top advisor on energy and environmental issues. Mr. Utech grew up in upstate New York and is a graduate of Amherst College and Yale University.