Carmine Difiglio - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Analysis
Dr. Carmine Difiglio is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Analysis in the Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). He is responsible for analyzing energy policies, especially concerning oil and natural gas markets, transportation, renewable energy and energy efficiency. At DOE he has directed the U.S. Alternative Fuels Council, supervised the development of a National Energy Strategy and made important contributions to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Difiglio previously served as Head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA). He developed a new world energy model and publication series (IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives) and also contributed to IEA’s World Energy Outlooks. Before joining DOE, Carmine worked as an economist for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Transportation Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Difiglio has chaired various professional committees including the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Energy and Transportation and the IEA Energy Efficiency Working Party. He also served as Vice Chair of the IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technology. He now serves as Co-chair of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Energy of the World Federation of Scientists and Vice Chair of the IEA Standing Group on the Oil Market. Difiglio’s publications include papers on energy economics, travel forecasting, fuel economy policies and other topics. His doctorate is from the University of Pennsylvania.