Eric Fowler is in Fresh Energy’s buildings department and brings his expertise to focus on policies supporting building electrification and market transformation, as well as improvements to energy efficiency that facilitate fuel switching. Eric joined Fresh Energy in 2021 and played a key role in growing the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition, housed at Fresh Energy. Before joining the buildings department, Eric also supported Fresh Energy’s Public Affairs Team and had a leadership role in advancing a new building electrification bill at the Minnesota Legislature in 2022.
Before Fresh Energy, Eric worked at the Chicago Jobs Council for 6 years managing external communications, and leading advocacy to reduce transportation barriers to employment. Founding and convening the Transit Table coalition, Eric advocated for public transit on behalf of community-based organizations and helped pass legislation ending driver’s license suspension as a collection tool for ticket debts in Illinois. Eric has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College. Outside of Fresh Energy, Eric enjoys baking, voiceover work, audio editing, and downhill skiing. He and his spouse have one dog, three cats, and way too many pictures of all of them.