Will Lead Wide Range of Clean Energy Program Portfolios in Support of Achieving New York State’s Nation-Leading Climate Act Goals

January 25, 2023

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced Anthony J. Fiore was appointed Chief Program Officer during its January Board meeting. Mr. Fiore will serve as part of NYSERDA’s executive leadership team, where he will lead and oversee a wide range of clean energy program portfolios in support of achieving the State’s nation-leading goals mandated in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act).

Richard Kauffman, Chair, NYSERDA Board said, “Working closely with the City of New York over the years, we have seen first-hand Anthony’s leadership and commitment to battling some of the City’s toughest energy challenges head-on. Anthony brings to NYSERDA tremendous government experience that will help guide the Authority’s programs in a holistic fashion as we enter the next frontier of advancing innovation, accelerating market adoption of new technologies, and expanding opportunities to clean energy for more New York families and businesses.”

Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO, NYSERDA said, “We are at a pivotal time in New York State as we ramp up our work in transitioning to a thriving clean energy economy. We are thrilled to have someone of Anthony’s talent and experience join NYSERDA’s executive leadership team. Anthony will provide proven and tested guidance and accelerate our crucial work across sectors to combat climate change while helping more New Yorkers than ever before realize the benefits of our state investments.”

As Chief Program Officer, Mr. Fiore will oversee programs and operations supporting an annual budget of approximately $1.5 billion and guide major business units at NYSERDA including Clean and Resilient Buildings, Renewable Energy (Distributed and Large-Scale), Clean Transportation, Innovation, Communities/Partnerships, Operations, and NY Green Bank – totaling more than 300 professionals responsible for NYSERDA’s programmatic and operational achievements. In addition, he will lead NYSERDA’s cross-cutting programmatic strategy across teams, leveraging program and market assessments to optimize program investments to achieve greenhouse gas reductions and market scale for clean energy technologies and services.

Anthony J. Fiore said, “I am honored to join NYSERDA at this critical moment as the State has one of the most ambitious climate plans to ensure it achieves a carbon-neutral economy and provide expanded opportunities for all New Yorkers to benefit equitably from its work. NYSERDA is a well-respected leader in the energy sector and the staff has a tremendous depth of experience and expertise, and I look forward to working alongside such an accomplished team of professionals and together expanding the reach of NYSERDA’s suite of clean energy programs.”

Mr. Fiore has 24 years of government experience across a broad range of disciplines. Most recently Mr. Fiore has served as the Chief Decarbonization Officer for the City of New York. In this role, Mr. Fiore was responsible for overall management of carbon emissions from government operations and oversaw competitive grant programs related to energy efficiency, innovative technology development, distributed clean energy generation, large-scale renewable energy development, energy supply contracting, and workforce development.

Mr. Fiore appreciates the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to maintaining a healthy and resilient organization and established a DEI Council within his team at the City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to ensure the structure, growth and development of the team as well as the investments made by the Division reflected the population served. He was recently recognized by DCAS for his contributions to DEI.

Prior to his role of Chief Decarbonization Officer, Mr. Fiore served as the City’s Director of Energy Regulatory affairs, where he served as the City’s primary energy policy advocate before numerous local, state and federal agencies, and providing analysis over a wide range of regulatory and legislative matters related to energy. Mr. Fiore also has extensive knowledge in water quality, environmental health and safety, engineering and operations, and restructuring of revenue collection operations.

Mr. Fiore previously served on several energy related boards and committees including NYC Building Sustainability Board, Pathways to Carbon Neutral NYC Technical Advisory Committee, Northeast Deep Decarbonization Pathway Advisory Committee, and the NY Smart Grid Consortium Board.

Mr. Fiore earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from Binghamton University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences. Mr. Fiore has also conducted research in evolutionary ecology at Binghamton University and the University of Michigan.

Mr. Fiore will start at NYSERDA on February 6. His headshot can be found here.