Congress. Mr. Conti has spent the past 28 years at the Department of Energy in the Office of Policy and International Affairs and the Energy Information Administration. Mr. Conti has a M.S. degree in management and policy sciences and an undergraduate degree in economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Francisco C. de la Chesnaye is a senior project manager in the Global Climate Change Program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). His current research portfolio covers both domestic and international climate change issues. On domestic issues, his work focuses on modeling of the U.S. energy system, in particular the U.S. electric power sector, to evaluate the possible transformation of the system under alternative policies. On international issues, Mr. de la Chesnaye’s work is focused on analyzing post-2012 global climate change policies. Prior to joining EPRI, Mr. de la Chesnaye was the chief climate economist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was responsible for developing and applying EPA’s economic models for domestic and international climate change policy analysis. He led EPA’s efforts to produce the agency’s first independent economic analysis of a climate policy, the McCain-Lieberman bill of 2007. Subsequent analyses were completed in 2008 on the Bingaman-Specter and Lieberman-Warner bills. Mr. de la Chesnaye was a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report and served as the U.S. government’s lead technical expert on long-term economic and emission scenarios. Mr. de la Chesnaye is co-editor of Human-Induced Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Assessment (2007). He is co-editor of “Multigas Mitigation and Climate Policy” an Energy Journal Special Issue (2006). Mr. de la Chesnaye is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in public policy at the University of Maryland. He holds graduate degrees in environmental science from Johns Hopkins University and in economics from American University, and an undergraduate degree in economics from Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont.
Peter C. Evans is general manager of global strategy and planning at GE Energy Infrastructure where he tracks and analyzes political, economic, and regulatory policy trends around the world and the related implications for GE Energy’s long-term strategy. Prior to joining GE, he was director, Global Oil, and research director of the Global Energy Forum at Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA). He also worked as an independent consultant for a variety of corporate and government clients, including Rio Tinto, American Superconductor Corporation, U.S. Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, U.S. Department of Energy, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the World Bank. Dr. Evans has extensive international energy experience, including two years as a visiting scholar at the Central Research Institute for the Electric Power Industry in Tokyo, Japan. His many articles and policy monographs include Japan: Bracing for an Uncertain Energy Future (2006), Liberalizing Global Trade in Energy Services (2002), and “International Conflict and Cooperation in Government Export Financing” (2001). He also co-authored CERA’s global energy scenario study “Dawn of a New Age: The Energy Future to 2030.” Dr. Evans holds a B.A. in government and public policy from Hampshire College, an M.C.P. in economic development and regional planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Ph.D. in political science from MIT.
Richard J. Goettle IV is a lecturer in the Finance and Insurance Group at the College of Business Administration, Northeastern University. Dr. Goettle holds a B.A. degree in mathematics and computer science from Miami University, a M.B.A. from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Cincinnati. He is the president, co-founder, and principal of Cambridge Planning and Analytics Inc., a developer and marketer of DATADISK Information Services. Dr. Goettle also serves as a senior economist with Dale W. Jorgenson Associates and was with the National Center for Analysis of Energy Systems at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has written extensively on the general equilibrium consequences of U.S. energy, environmental, and tax policies. Dr. Goettle is a member of the American Economic Association and the Western Economic Association.
Howard Gruenspecht has worked extensively on electricity policy issues, including restructuring and reliability, regulations affecting motor fuels and vehicles, energy-related environmental issues, and economy-wide energy modeling at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Before joining EIA, he was a resident scholar at Resources for the Future. From 1993 to 2000, Dr. Gruenspecht served as director of economic, electricity, and natural gas analysis in the Department of Energy’s