Expertise DescriptionI have more than 45 years experience in the field of Economics with expertise in Energy Economics. I have experience focused on regulatory and market opportunities for accelerated implementation of energy efficiency in a cost-effective manner and in assessing strategies for dealing with the uncertainty of carbon change policies and mandates, environmental litigation, contractual disputes, complex trademark infringement, and electric, natural gas issues, and oil pipeline. I have also written more than 20 books, more than 80 professional articles, and 100 speeches over my career. I have frequently appeared as an expert witness in regulation, complex civil litigation, contract disputes, antitrust, patents, and damage analysis. I have additional experience with a wide range of domestic and international businesses, utilities, and governments provides clients with a unique breadth of experience in assessing opportunities for government and business to collaborate in developing and implementing leading-edge policies and strategies. I have over 40 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes Environmental Damages, Contract Disputes, Damages arising out of the California Energy Crisis, Class Actions, Fraud Actions, Criminal, Air Emissions, Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation, Eminent Domain (pipeline), pipeline valuation for tax assessment, air pollution, Securities litigation,insurance coverage disputes, damages for power interruption, and stigma related to environmental damages related to groundwater contamination.
My consulting experience includes regulatory proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies in the U.S. and provincial and federal regulatory agencies in Canada related to electricity, natural gas, and oil issues; mergers and acquisitions primarily in the energy industry; Performance Based Ratemaking (PBR), Natural Resources Damages Analysis (NRDA), energy efficiency, and municipalization of electric utility.
My professional experience includes Senior Advisor, Co-Founder of an economic group, Founder of an economic consulting firm, Managing Director and Co-Chairman, Deputy Director, Senior Vice-President, Co-Founder of a consulting group, Chairman of Public Service, and Economist.
Awards & Affiliation