About Mark Brownstein

Mark Brownstein

Senior Vice President, Energy Transition


Areas of expertise:

Global energy policy, energy transition, future of oil and gas


Mark Brownstein is Senior Vice President, Energy Transition at Environmental Defense Fund, and a member of EDF’s executive team. He leads EDF’s Energy program globally, with a focus on halting the rise of global oil and gas emissions on a path consistent with a 2050 zero-carbon future.

Mark is a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Advisory Board.

He is an adjunct professor of law at New York University Law School and has also taught energy policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).


Prior to joining EDF, Mark held a variety of business strategy and environmental management positions within Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), a large electric and gas utility holding company in the United States.

Mark’s career includes time as an attorney in private environmental practice, an air quality regulator with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and an aide to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mark holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A. from Vassar College.