Commission: Member Biographies
The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy ( the Commission) was established in 2012 to to identify solutions for increasing U.S. energy productivity and aid in jump starting the economy. Members of the Commission represent a balance of political perspectives; a diversity of gender, ethnicity, and professional disciplines; and key economic sectors. This diversity was intended to guarantee that the Energy 2030 recommendations are fully vetted and non-biased, and present the greatest credibility to policy and decision makers.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), elected to Congress in 2008, has reached across the aisle to revive the economy, support small business, reduce the deficit and champion energy efficiency. As governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006, Warner revived the state’s economy by bringing 135,000 new jobs into Virginia, supporting public education, and turning a record budget deficit into a surplus.
Tom King was named National Grid US president in 2007. In 2012 King touted the 20th anniversary of National Grid’s EE program, which collectively cut customers’ electricity bills by more than $2.5 billion. King’s long history in the energy industry includes service as president of Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation, president and CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and senior posts with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and several Enron affiliates.
Dr. Dan Arvizu
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Environmental Defense Fund
Natural Resources Defense Council
Dr. J. Michael McQuade
United Technologies Corporation
Seattle City Light
American Public Transportation Association
General Wesley Clark (Ret.)
Wesley K. Clark & Associates
Policy Institute for Energy, Environment & the Economy, UC Davis
J.R. Simplot Company
Dow Building & Construction
Panasonic Corporation North America
International Advisory Council
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)
Dr. Tienan Li
Center for Industrial Energy Efficiency, China
Office Manager & Senior Parliamentary Researcher & Advisor to David Torrance, Member of Scottish Parliament
Ambassador Staffan Tillander
Ambassador from the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the Rio_20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
Henry A. "Hank" Courtright
Electric Power Research Institute
Dr. Mark Alan Hughes
Penn Design & EEB Hub
Gas Technology Institute
American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy
Smart Growth America
Dr. Lisa V. Wood
Innovation Electricity Efficiency An Institute of the Edison Foundation
Dr. Paula Gant
American Gas Association
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