American Biogas Council expands internal policy team
April 14, 2023 – WASHINGTON – The American Biogas Council (ABC) welcomes Heather Dziedzic as its new Vice President of Policy. Dziedzic brings nearly twenty years’ experience with utilities and conservation. Dziedzic will oversee federal and state policy efforts dedicated to creating a policy landscape where biogas systems are recognized for their contribution to carbon reduction and economic growth in the United States.
Prior to joining the ABC, Dziedzic (DEED-zik) developed several industry-leading Net Zero strategies, stood up a new renewable natural gas development program, and led long term investment planning and policy development to support gas utility decarbonization. In her experience in the environmental, sustainability and conservation space, she has also led restoration and mitigation projects, species rehabilitation and reintroductions, corporate environmental compliance programs, and teams of biologists in conservation-focused field studies.
“I am thrilled to join the ABC to share the benefits of biogas with our state and federal policymakers, which create immense economic and environmental protection opportunities in the United States,” said Dziedzic. “I’m excited to help the ABC champion greater deployment of biogas systems to recycle our organic material into renewable energy and valuable soil products.”
“We are in the middle of an opportunistic time in the policy space,” said Patrick Serfass, executive director of the ABC. “We see a growing recognition of the need to protect our environment and strong desire to grow the US economy. As a result, it is more important now than ever before to help our local, state and federal policymakers understand how biogas systems help both at the same time. Heather’s vast knowledge in biogas and policy will be vital in helping to grow this industry and American prosperity.”
Dziedzic holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental science from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in energy policy and law from Vermont Law School.
About the American Biogas Council
The American Biogas Council is the voice of the US biogas industry dedicated to maximizing carbon reduction and economic growth using biogas systems. The ABC represents more than 370 companies in all parts of the biogas supply chain who are leading the way to a better future by maximizing all the positive environmental and economic impacts biogas systems offer when they recycle organic material into renewable energy and soil products. Learn more online at www.AmericanBiogasCouncil.org, Twitter @ambiogascouncil, and LinkedIn.