Areas of expertise:
New York and New Jersey energy policy, vehicle electrification, energy efficiency
Mary Barber currently serves as state director, New York and New Jersey, for Environmental Defense Fund. In this role, Ms. Barber focuses on climate, clean energy and resilience policy in New York and New Jersey, working alongside government agencies, nonprofits and businesses to develop sound, science-based climate policies. Ms. Barber was instrumental in advocating for the passage of Congestion Pricing in New York and is working for the program to be implemented fairly to reduce traffic congestion and fund public transportation improvements. She is also active in advancing the policies and programs to electrify trucks and buses and decarbonizing the natural gas distribution system to achieve New York’s ambitious climate goals.
Prior to her current role, Mary was an integral part of EDF’s efforts to advocate for the passage of Congestion Pricing in New York City, which was approved and could help fund public transportation, cut traffic and improve air quality in the Big Apple. She was also instrumental in advocating for the passage of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Act of 2018, which set the state on a path to source 50 percent of its power from renewables by 2030. In 2010, Mary launched EDF’s Investor Confidence Project (ICP), a system designed to develop building retrofit opportunities into reliable Investor Ready Energy Efficient™ projects.
B.A., Elmira College
- Energy Exchange Blog, May 20, 2021
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EDF Statement on the Passing of Joseph Fiordaliso, New Jersey BPU President and Clean Energy ChampionSeptember 8, 2023
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New York’s Congestion Pricing Program Moves Ahead With Federal Highway Administration Letter of Legal SufficiencyMay 5, 2023
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