Dale Bryk is a widely-respected energy and climate policy expert and the Senior Fellow for Energy and Environment at Regional Plan Association. Dale works to build stakeholder alignment around an equitable, practical, and orderly transition to a decarbonized regional economy. Dale’s work with RPA focuses on scaling building energy efficiency and electrification and transitioning utilities away from fossil fuels to carbon-free energy sources.

Previously, she served as New York Deputy Secretary for Energy and Environment under Governor Andrew Cuomo. In that position she oversaw New York’s nation-leading clean energy and environmental agenda and directed the agencies and authorities responsible for developing and implementing the state policies and initiatives needed to build a sustainable clean energy economy and combat climate change, such as the Green New Deal, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the New York Green Bank. Under Dale’s leadership New York passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, putting us on track to decarbonize the electric sector by 2040 and all sectors of the economy by 2050.

Prior to this role, Bryk served in a variety of positions at the Natural Resources Defense Council, including Chief Planning Officer, Director of Programs, and Director of the Energy & Transportation Program. Throughout her 21 years at NRDC, she worked to develop and implement climate, energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation policies. From 2002 to 2010, she also taught the Environmental Law Clinic at Yale Law School. Before joining NRDC, she practiced corporate law in New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, a master’s from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is based in New York City.