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, Rice University Managing Partner, Paladin Equity, LLC.
Areas of Expertise: Energy Studies, Fossil Energy, Coal, Natural Gas, Energy Use, Energy Policy
Sudeep Reddy is an economics editor in The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau, where he directs coverage of U.S. and international economics and economic policy. He joined the Journal as a reporter in 2007, writing extensively about the global financial crisis, the U.S. recession and their aftermath. He has covered economic policy across the White House, Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, along with the international gatherings of the G-7, G-8 and G-20 members.
Reddy received an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for coverage of the economy and Federal Reserve on WSJ.com’s Real Time Economics blog, and was the recipient of the national print media award from the National Association of Consumer Advocates for stories about credit scoring.