Anthony “Tony” Brunello is a leading expert on domestic and international energy and climate change policy. His work with California Strategies focuses on expediting distributed energy resources into California’s electricity grid, enabling demand side energy management tools (smart grid, energy efficiency, energy data) and all things related to implementing and funding California’s greenhouse gas reduction programs (cap and trade, fuels, appliance standards, etc.).
Anthony served as a California Deputy Secretary for Energy and Climate Change under the Governor of California where he led many of the state’s climate mitigation and adaptation programs implementing California's Global Warming Solution's Act (AB 32) and Renewable Portfolio Standard programs. He frequently provided expert witness testimony to Congress, sat on expert commissions and Boards and had significant media exposure on energy, clean technology, and climate change issues. He also initiated and led a state trade coalition in partnership with Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Peru.
Anthony also currently serves as the Executive Director of the nonprofit Greentech Leadership Group that connects innovators with policymakers around challenging energy and climate issues related to smartgrid, energy data, energy efficient appliances and cap and trade.
Anthony’s previous work has been with federal and international governments, nonprofits and companies on programs related to climate change, renewable energy, forestry, and sustainable development. Brunello has a Master's of Science in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London and a B.A. in both Environmental Studies and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two daughters.