Sperling, Gilbert

Senior Advisor for Policy and Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency
United States Department of Energy

Gil Sperling currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to that, he served as the Program Manager for the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (OWIP) at DOE, with a budget in excess of $11.6 Billion. At DOE, Gil has been charged with transforming legacy programs into current, market responsive efforts that support large scale energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Through his national public outreach, Gil facilitates the grantees’ successful implementation of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act initiatives. Specifically, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has been tasked by President Obama to administer $16.8 Billion in funding including $5 Billion for Weatherization Programs, $3.1 B for State Energy Programs, and $3.2B for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Programs. Mr. Sperling served in private practice for more than twenty years before joining DOE, providing regulatory, corporate, and finance related services for companies developing power and related energy projects in the U.S. and overseas. While in private practice, he served for eighteen years as General Counsel to the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition and as Senior Energy Policy Advisor for INFORM, Inc. In the mid 1980s, Gil served as Senior Counsel to the House Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power, chaired by Congressman Edward J. Markey, and to the Subcommittee on Transportation and Hazardous Materials, chaired by Congressman Tom Luken, both were Subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.