Susan F. Tierney
Ph.D. and M.A., regional planning, public policy, Cornell University; B.A., Scripps College
Summary of Experience:
Dr. Tierney is an expert on energy policy and economics, specializing in the electric and gas industries. She has consulted to companies, governments, non-profits, and other organizations on energy markets, economic and environmental regulation and strategy, and energy facility projects. Her expert witness, business consulting, and arbitration services have involved industry restructuring, market analyses, regulatory policies for renewables and energy efficiency, transmission planning, siting and cost-allocation, wholesale and retail market design, contract disputes, resource planning, resource procurement analysis, market monitoring, and asset valuations.
In addition, Dr. Tierney’s work has covered regional transmission organizations, siting of generation and transmission facilities and natural gas pipeline projects, natural gas markets, electric system reliability, and environmental policy and regulation. A former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy and state public utility commissioner, she is a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s energy project and the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board. She has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council. Dr. Tierney also serves as an ambassador for the U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment program, an initiative of the Department of Energy and MIT. In 2012, Dr. Tierney received the Hall of Fame award from the New England Clean Energy Council for outstanding achievements in accelerating the region’s clean energy economy. She has published widely, and frequently speaks at industry conferences.
OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTIONS IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS
Dr. Tierney is a coauthor of “Energy 2030: Doubling U.S. Energy Productivity by 2030,” a report from the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy. The group’s analysis suggests that aggressive promotion of energy efficiency programs and practices could cut billions in U.S. energy costs by 2030.
RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS