Sean Casten

Sean Casten (IL-06)

Sean Casten has dedicated his career to promoting clean energy in the state of Illinois.

Casten is a biochemical engineer who has spent his career at the helm of multiple companies that have been committed to energy efficiency and that have created hundreds of jobs in clean energy. He co-founded Recycled Energy Development, in 2007, an organization that focuses on profitably reducing carbon emissions and founded an advocacy organization that represented more than fifty clean energy businesses.

As a Representative, he is committed to championing output-based pollution standards, passing a national Fossil Energy Reduction Standard, and advocating for the development of clean energy sources.

Casten joins the U.S. House after defeating Representative Peter Roskam, who earned a 7% lifetime score, on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.    

In his own words:

“I have dedicated my career to fighting climate change and, more specifically, to building projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I would continue this focus, were I to be elected to Congress. Climate change is the existential threat of our time and we need more representatives who are willing to make it a top priority.”

Chicago Sun Times.