Joe Kruger has worked for more than 20 years on energy and environmental policy. He started at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in December 2005 and he is currently the director of energy and environment for BPC’s Energy Project. In 2009, he took a leave of absence to serve as deputy associate director for energy and climate change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Prior to working at BPC, Kruger was a visiting scholar at Resources for the Future, where he conducted research on European and U.S. climate and energy policy. From 1986-2003, he held several staff and management positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Most recently, he managed a group that developed the annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and provided technical assistance to a variety of countries on air pollution and greenhouse gas reduction programs. Prior to that position, Kruger led a team that was responsible for the initial economic and environmental assessment of the landmark sulfur dioxide trading program. While at EPA, he also wrote air pollution regulations and developed policies for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
Kruger is the author of more than two dozen publications on climate, energy, and air pollution policy, and was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report. He has consulted for government, private sector, non-profit, and international organizations. He holds a M.P.P. degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, and an A.B. in Government and Economics from Cornell University.