Tony Usibelli is the Policy Analyst in Residence (PAIR) at the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute (CEI). He retired from the Washington State Department of Commerce in 2018, where he served for eighteen years as Director of the State Energy Office, and for another three years as Special Assistant to the Director for Energy and Climate Policy. Prior to joining Commerce, Tony worked on energy codes with the Washington State University energy program, managed the energy efficiency-section at the Washington State Energy Office, and researched energy efficiency as a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has taught and co-taught courses in energy, natural resources, and climate change as an adjunct faculty member at the Evergreen State College. In retirement, Tony also volunteers with the CleanTech Alliance and Shift Zero.
Tony holds an M.S. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, a B.A. in Geography from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Missouri. He was born in Usibelli, Alaska, his family’s coal mining town established after the Second World War.