Carbon Mitigation Initiative

Advisory Council

Sally M. Benson Sally M. Benson (2001-)
Director of Global Climate and Energy Project and Research Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
Benson works on carbon dioxide capture and sequestration in deep underground geological formations. A ground water hydrologist and reservoir engineer, Benson has conducted research to address a range of issues related to energy and the environment. For the past ten years she has studied how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing carbon dioxide from power plants and pumping it into deep underground formations for permanent sequestration.

Dallas Burtraw Dallas Burtraw (2009-)
Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Dallas Burtraw's research interests include the design of environmental regulation, the costs and benefits of environmental regulation, and the regulation and restructuring of the electricity industry.

David Hawkins David G. Hawkins (2001-)
Director of Climate Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council
David G. Hawkins began his work in "public interest" law upon graduation from Columbia University Law School in 1970. He joined the Natural Resources Defense Council's Washington, DC office in 1971 as one of the organization's first staff members. In 1977, Hawkins was appointed by President Carter to be Assistant Administrator for Air, Noise, and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Michael Levi Michael A. Levi (2011-)
David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
Michael Levi is the director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations. His research focuses primarily on policy design for climate change mitigation and for U.S. energy security, with a strong emphasis on U.S. foreign policy.

Daniel P. Schrag Daniel P. Schrag (2015-)
Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Schrag studies climate and climate change over the broadest range of Earth history. Schrag also studies energy technology and policy, including carbon capture and storage and low-carbon synthetic fuels. He currently serves on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.


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Last update: March 16 2016
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