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Carla Frisch

Principal
  • Carbon-free Cities and States

Carla is a Principal at RMI working on America’s Pledge. America’s Pledge brings together private and public sector leaders to ensure the United States remains a global leader in reducing emissions and delivers the country’s ambitious climate goals of the Paris Agreement.

Background

Before joining RMI, Carla worked at the US Department of Energy for ten years under three different administrations. She directed policy and analysis offices focused on climate and environment, energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and electricity systems. She led large, collaborative teams and multi-million-dollar portfolios, resulting in better designed national energy and climate policies. Carla worked extensively on climate vulnerabilities and solutions, including on the National Climate Assessment and US Midcentury Strategy. Carla also has experience working in local government and is a Certified Energy Measurement and Verification Professional.

Education

Leadership for a Democratic Society, Federal Executive Institute

Master of Environmental Management in Economics and Policy, Duke University

BA in Environmental Studies and Spanish, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Location

Washington, DC

Authored Works
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Outlet Blog Post

Stimulus, Clean Energy, and Changing the Status Quo

The status quo no longer works—for health, for equity, or for climate. In just three months, we lost over 100,000 Americans to COVID-19. Over 40 million Americans have lost their jobs, putting the US unemployment rate at levels not seen since World War II. We must forge a positive direction…

Outlet Blog Post

Frameworks for Stimulus

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, countries are witnessing an unprecedented shock to their economic, healthcare, and industrial systems—and a global recession is likely already underway. Not only do we need decisive fiscal action to avoid a deep and potentially long-lasting economic downturn, but…