Associate Vice President, Energy Transition
Environmental Defense Fund
- Breakout Session 3B: Ensuring Hydrogen’s Sustainability
Beth Trask is Associate Vice President, Energy Transition, at Environmental Defense Fund. Her work focuses on the intersection of energy, policy and technology, drawing on a strong science and economics base to develop new strategies for hastening the energy transition, while improving human health and reducing climate impacts. Currently, she coordinates EDF’s initiatives on hydrogen and alternative fuels. Previously, she spent the last decade working to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, most recently leading the PermianMAP initiative; and on addressing the public health burden caused by air pollution, including directing the Breathe London air quality monitoring project. She also developed corporate partnerships on behalf of EDF, engaging with sustainability leaders at companies such as eBay, GE, Intuit, Yahoo!, Wal-Mart and more. Prior to EDF, Beth worked on national and international conservation, health and development projects on behalf of RARE, Oxfam America, UNESCO and the UN Environment Programme, among others. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she holds a MPA from Harvard University.