Michael Obeiter

Senior Director, Federal Climate Strategy

Michael Obeiter comes to Audubon from Holland and Knight, LLP, where he was a senior public affairs advisor. There, he represented early-stage clean-tech clients in their interactions with Congress and the executive branch, with a particular emphasis on the Departments of Energy, Agriculture, and Defense. He has also served as the energy and climate advisor for Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, and as a senior associate for the climate program at World Resources Institute, focusing on issues that included renewable energy, carbon pricing, and methane reduction. He is a former analyst for energy and the environment for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.

Articles by Michael Obeiter

The Energy Innovation Agenda is at a Crossroads
October 18, 2021 — Bipartisan legislation moving through Congress will provide important investments in clean energy for people and wildlife.
It’s Time to Address Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells
June 08, 2021 — We can put Americans back to work, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigate environmental degradation.
Sandhill Cranes. Mary D'Agostino/Audubon Photography Awards
A Bipartisan Approach to Reduce Emissions on Working Lands
April 21, 2021 — The Growing Climate Solutions Act recognizes the role played by farmers, ranchers, and foresters in the fight against climate change.
The Congressional Energy Package Is an Important Building Block, but More Innovation and Action Against Climate Change Is Needed
December 21, 2020 — The omnibus energy bill comprises bipartisan bills from the House and Senate, and includes measures addressing everything from renewables and efficiency to nuclear energy and carbon capture.
A New Take for the Trillion Trees Act
December 09, 2020 — Senate version of bill preserves environmental protections while supporting forests.
Recovery Efforts Provide the Opportunity to Build a 21st Century Energy System
May 06, 2020 — As Congress makes plans to recover from the COVID crisis, they must plan for the future by supporting legislation that saves and creates jobs, while also creating a cleaner and healthier world.