Environmental and Energy Study Institute

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The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) "is a non-profit organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan, bicameral group of members of Congress to provide timely information and develop innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path." [1]

2006/2007 Foundation and Government Funders

Accessed October 2008: [2]


Accessed October 2008: [3]

  • Richard L. Ottinger,* Professor Emeritus and former Dean, Pace University School of Law; former Member of Congress (D-NY)
  • John J. Sheehan (United Steelworkers of America),* retired Legislative Director, United Steelworkers of America
  • Nancy Bacon, Senior Vice President, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.
  • Richard E. Benedick, Senior Advisor, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNL); former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment, Health, and Natural Resources
  • Rosina M. Bierbaum Ph.D., Dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan; served as Acting Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP); directed OSTP’s Environment Division
  • Jared Blum,* President, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA)
  • Frances S. Buchholzer, former Director, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Quincalee Brown, former Executive Director, Water Environment Federation
  • Mortimer M. Caplin, Founder and Partner, Caplin and Drysdale; former Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service
  • Gerald Decker, Vice President, Midland Energy, LLC; Chairman Emeritus, Decker Energy International, Inc.
  • Roger Duncan, Deputy General Manager, Austin Energy
  • Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA ; ordained United Methodist Church Minister; former Member of Congress (D-PA)
  • Shelley Fidler, Principal, Government Affairs, Energy and Environmental Policy, VanNess Feldman Attorneys at Law
  • Elliott Laws, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP; former President of Safety, Health and Environment for Texaco Inc.; former EPA Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response
  • Ruth Patrick, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
  • Chris Schepis, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman John Barrow (GA 12th)

(* Executive Committee Members)

Advisory Board

Accessed October 2008: [4]

  • James P. Barrett, Ph. D., Redefining Progress
  • Lester R. Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute
  • Marilyn A. Brown, Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Donna Wise Buckley, Communications Director, Brookings Institution; former Vice President, Communications, World Resources Institute; former President, Center for the Great Lakes
  • Tom Buis, President, National Farmers Union
  • Ken Colburn, Symbiotic Strategies, LLC
  • Kenneth M. Connolly, Vice President of Government Relations, Goldman-Sachs DC, former Minority Staff Director for the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee
  • Bruce Dale, Professor and Chair, Chemical Engineering Department, Michigan State University
  • John E. Echohawk, Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund
  • Chris Flavin, President, Worldwatch Institute
  • Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association
  • Andrew Goldberg, Senior Director, American Institute of Architects
  • Sophia Greenbaum, Executive Director, Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
  • Glenn Hamer, President and CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Bill Holmberg, Chairman/Director, New Uses Council
  • John Justus, Former Earth and Ocean Science Specialist, Congressional Research Service
  • Stephen S. Kalland, Associate Director, North Carolina Solar Center
  • Skip Laitner, Director of Economy Analysis, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
  • Mike Lindberg, former Commissioner, Portland City Government
  • Michael MacCracken, Chief Scientist for Climate Change Program, Climate Institute
  • Joesph Michels, Director of Research Initatives, Princeton University
  • Rhone Resch, Executive Director, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Roger Sant, Chair, Sant Associates, LLC
  • Jeff Seabright, VP for Environment and Water, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Beth Shearer, Beth Shearer and Associates; former Director, Federal Energy Management Program
  • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd.
  • Paul Thomsen, Ormat Technologies
  • Scott A. Weiner, Chief Executive Director, New Jersey School's Development Authority
  • Jon Wellinghoff, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Web: http://www.eesi.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, accessed October 15, 2008.
  2. Funders, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, accessed October 15, 2008.
  3. Directors, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, accessed October 15, 2008.
  4. Advisory Board, Environmental and Energy Study Institute, accessed October 15, 2008.