CUB is very pleased to introduce Joseph Pereira, our new Regulatory Director.
Joseph is taking on a new role in the organization, heading CUB’s advocacy for affordable, clean energy and consumer protection before the Public Utilities Commission. We’re thrilled to have Joseph’s talents on CUB’s team and to have the privilege of welcoming him back to his home state of Minnesota.
Before joining CUB, Joseph served as Director of Low-Income and Residential Services at the Colorado Energy Office in the Office of Governor John W. Hickenlooper. In his role, he oversaw regulatory and governmental affairs, policy development and implementation, program administration and initiative launch related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Joseph led the office’s efforts related to creating access pathways for all Coloradans to access renewable energy and ensure their homes are efficient and comfortable. He served as a Governor appointed commissioner to the Colorado Commission on Low-Income Energy Assistance. He also served on the executive board of the National Association for State Community Service Programs. Currently, he serves on the U.S. State Department’s Clean Energy Finance Task Force working to assist the Indian government in meeting its renewable energy goals.
Joseph received his bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University and conducted his graduate work at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware. He has also obtained regulatory-focused education at the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University. Joseph resides in St. Paul and enjoys being outdoors with his family.