Managing Principal Susan Tierney Discusses Emerging Energy Issues with Members of Congress, Department of Energy

January 14, 2013

As part of a recent Congressional Research Service seminar with incoming members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Managing Principal Susan Tierney discussed emerging issues in the energy sector with a focus on natural gas and electricity issues. Dr. Tierney is an expert on energy policy and economics, and a member of U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu's Advisory Board. At the event, held January 7, 2013, in Williamsburg, Virginia, she told the group that for the United States to realize the benefits of its enormous domestic natural gas resource base, the resource must be developed in prudent ways that protect water supplies, water and air quality, and community values. She also shared ideas about the roles of federal and state governments in resource development.

Dr. Tierney was also invited by Secretary Chu and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to speak at the event, "Energy All-Stars: What's Our Energy Future," on January 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C. She will be on a panel of six energy leaders that also includes Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles; Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan; and television personality Bill Nye the Science Guy. The DOE is hosting this program in conjunction with other inauguration events being held in Washington. 

View highlights from the DOE event

View Dr. Tierney's DOE presentation