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Susan F. Tierney

Susan F. Tierney

Senior Advisor, Analysis Group

Susan Tierney is an expert on energy policy and economics, specializing in the electric and gas industries. Her work as a consultant has involved issues relating to industry restructuring, utility ratemaking and regulatory policy, clean-energy regulatory policy, transmission issues, wholesale and retail market design and analysis, environmental impacts of energy production and use, and resource planning and procurement.

She is a former assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, state cabinet officer for environmental affairs, and state public utility commissioner. She chairs the External Advisory Board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is a director of the World Resources Institute, and serves on other boards.