has served on advisory committees to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the National Academies, including two terms on the Board on Energy and Environmental Studies. Dr. Rubin received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.


Samuel A. Wolfe is chief counsel for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, where he leads a team working on federal and regional energy policy issues and oversees a staff of legal specialists working on state regulatory matters involving natural gas, electricity, water, and telecommunications and cable television. Previously, as assistant commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), he supervised NJDEP’s Division of Air Quality, Division of Water Quality, and Division of Environmental Safety and Health. He led NJDEP’s efforts to reduce mercury emissions from New Jersey’s coal-fired power plants and other sources, helped develop key aspects of a seven-state agreement to cap greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and worked to strengthen federal regulation of power plant emissions. Mr. Wolfe has also served as environmental policy manager for PSEG Services Corporation, where he led the company’s environmental due diligence for potential acquisitions of electric generating facilities; made proposals to the EPA, environmental groups, and other stakeholders to reform the New Source Review program under the Clean Air Act; and worked to resolve environmental permitting and enforcement issues with regulatory agencies. Mr. Wolfe holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

National Research Council Staff

David A. Feary is a senior program officer with the NRC’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (BESR) and staff director of BESRs Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics. Prior to joining the NRC, he spent 15 years as a research scientist with the marine program at the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (now Geoscience Australia). During this time, he participated in numerous national and international research cruises to better understand the role of climate as a primary control on carbonate reef formation and to improve understanding of cool-water carbonate depositional processes and controls. Dr. Feary received his Ph.D. from the Australian National University.



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