Peter Fox-Penner

Director, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy

Dr. Fox-Penner is Founder and Director of the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and Professor of Practice at the Questrom School of Business, where he teaches courses on sustainable energy and electric power.

His research and writing interests are in the areas of electric power strategy, regulation, and governance; energy and climate policy; and the relationships between public and private economic activity. He is a former senior official at the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as well as former Principal and Chairman of The Brattle Group.

Dr. Fox-Penner is a frequent speaker on energy topics and the author of numerous published articles and books, including the highly acclaimed Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities (Island Press, 2010) and its sequel Power After Carbon (Harvard University Press, 2020). His research has been widely cited, including in one Supreme Court decision.

In addition, he is Chief Strategy Officer of Energy Impact Partners, an Academic Advisor to The Brattle Group, and on the Advisory Board for Mobility Impact Partners.