Longtime NGVAmerica Director of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel Jeffrey Clarke was presented with the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) at its 2019 Annual Merit Review on June 11th.
“Jeff’s well-deserved recognition by the Department of Energy demonstrates just how Federal agencies regard his constructive input, thoughtful involvement, and steady leadership in the natural gas in transportation industry,” said NGVAmerica President Dan Gage. “Our organization is appreciative that DOE has chosen to salute Jeff and his work in this way, and NGVAmerica and its members applaud Jeff for his tireless advocacy and dedication on our behalf to clean our air, combat climate change, and expand the North American NGV market.”
Through this award, Clarke’s “dedication and enthusiasm in working with Clean Cities to advance the use of Natural Gas Vehicles” was recognized. At the VTO Annual Merit Review, advanced vehicle technologies projects funded by DOE are presented and reviewed for their merit. Clarke has served as a professional expert and reviewer for the process for the last multiple years.
Clarke has spent his career in energy policy and regulatory affairs, having previously worked in government relations for the American Gas Association and in a previous role for NGVAmerica. Prior to rejoining NGVAmerica in August of 2006, he worked for New West Technologies, serving as a Senior Project Manager, providing regulatory and legislative support for government agencies. He also previously worked in the Washington Office of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), serving as a policy analyst, supporting transportation programs for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.
Mr. Clarke has a J.D. in law (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from the University of Baltimore and an undergraduate degree from James Madison University.
Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) is a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane.