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Dr. Susan Tierney, National Commission on Energy Policy

Ending the Energy Stalemate
 
Slide presentation in PDF Part 1 (2.8M)
Slide presentation in PDF Part 2 (2.6M)
Transcript in PDF

Susan Tierney serves on the National Commission on Energy Policy. A diverse group of leaders in the energy field, the Commission worked for three years to conduct original research on key energy issues, rigorously evaluate policy options, and recommend politically viable solutions. Their final report is entitled Ending the Energy Stalemate: A Bi-Partisan Strategy to Meet America’s Energy Needs.

Dr. Tierney, a managing principal with The Analysis Group in Boston,  provides consulting and policy advice and analysis to clients in the electricity and natural gas industries. She is Chairman of the Board of the Energy Foundation; is a director on the boards of Catalytica Energy Systems Inc., EPRI Inc., the Energy Innovations Institute, Clean Air-Cool Planet, and the North East States Clean Air Foundation; and serves on the Advisory Committee of ISO New England.

Previously, Dr. Tierney served as Assistant Secretary for Policy in the U.S. Department of Energy.  At DOE, she was responsible for strategic planning and for policy analysis, development, and advice on domestic and international energy policy, environmental policy, international trade policy, science and technology policy, and global climate change policy. Prior to her work at DOE, Dr. Tierney served as Secretary of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Council.  Previously, she was an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine. She has a Master’s in Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Planning, both from Cornell University.


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