Enviro staffer lands at influential Senate committee

By Robin Bravender | 02/29/2024 04:24 PM EST

Elgie Holstein is a new senior climate and energy adviser to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. 

Elgie Holstein

Elgie Holstein testifies at a congressional hearing on fracking April 23, 2015. C-Span

A longtime environmentalist who has done stints in the White House, the Energy Department and advising Democratic presidential hopefuls is now a senior aide in the Senate.

Elgie Holstein recently joined the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee as a senior climate and energy adviser working for the committee’s chair, Delaware Democratic Sen. Tom Carper.

“Elgie is a seasoned public servant whose decades of work advancing climate and clean energy solutions are of tremendous value to the Committee,” Carper said Thursday in a statement. “I’m glad to welcome him to the team and look forward to his contributions to the work we have ahead of us to protect our one and only planet.”


Holstein’s new portfolio includes everything from methane emissions to liquefied natural gas policies, he said in an interview Thursday.