About Adam Peltz

Adam Peltz

Director and Senior Attorney, Energy Transition


Areas of expertise:

Oil & gas well integrity, oil and gas regulation, carbon capture and sequestration, orphan wells


In his role as a director and senior attorney in EDF’s Energy Program, Adam focuses on oil, gas and carbon capture, utilization and sequestration regulation and policy, and serves as a public advocate on these issues. Adam is responsible for managing multi-stakeholder efforts concerning oil and gas development and CCUS to improve environmental outcomes through enhanced regulation and improved industry practices, especially concerning secure geological storage of carbon dioxide, and orphaned oil and gas wells.


Adam started as a legal fellow with EDF in 2011, working on natural gas as well as international climate efforts. During law school, he studied international development and climate change law, and interned at the Legal Resources Centre in Ghana, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in Washington, D.C., and with the Geneva, Switzerland-based carbon credit certifier the Gold Standard.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Boston University, M.A. in International Relations
  • University of Chicago, B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of New York, 2012-present