CATEGORY:Guest Speakers

Jeremy Tarr – Senior Advisor For Climate Change Policy, Office of the Governor



Jeremy Tarr is Senior Advisor for Climate Change Policy for North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. Before accepting this appointment in 2020, he served as the N.C. Governor’s Office policy advisor for energy, environment, transportation, climate change, and natural resources. Jeremy oversees implementation of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80 (“North Carolina’s Commitment to Address Climate Change and Transition to a Clean Energy Economy”), serves as Governor Cooper’s designee on the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council, and represents North Carolina in the U.S. Climate Alliance. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Council on Electricity Policy.

Jeremy previously worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he helped finalize the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and led development of the CPP’s Rate-Based Model Rule. Prior to federal employment, he worked on national climate and energy policy at Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Patricia Timmons-Goodson at the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Jeremy is a graduate of Davidson College and UNC School of Law.


Additonal Information

Career Cluster

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Government & Public Administration

Target Audience

Middle School, High School, Post Secondary



Delivery Mechanism

In-School, Virtual