Christopher Smith is the Baker Institute Advisory Board Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University and previously served as the assistant secretary for fossil energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. During his time at the DOE, Chris oversaw the department’s fossil energy research and development program (coal, oil and natural gas), the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the natural gas regulatory process.
He writes about carbon markets and energy transitions and how policy can address concerns of local communities adversely affected by shifts in energy-use patterns.
Baker Institute Advisory Board Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University and Managing Partner of Paladin Equity, LLC.
Areas of Expertise: Energy Studies, Fossil Energy, Coal, Natural Gas, Energy Use, Energy Policy
Location: Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 320-6659
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