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Robert Michaels Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee

April 21, 2009

By Pamela McLaren

Electrical energy expert and veteran economics professor Robert Michaels will be in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 23, to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Michaels will be part of a 9:30 a.m. EST panel discussing climate change and renewable energy. Coverage is expected on C-SPAN.

Michaels has spoken to several state and federal commissions regarding the electrical industry. In 2007, he spoke at a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Conference on market monitoring, where he addressed the development of the concept and function of marketing monitoring by the federal regulatory commission. That same year, he spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's fifth annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature.

He has testified before the U.S. House of Representaties Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, Illinois Commerce Commission, California Energy Commission and the Superior Court of California.

A senior fellow at the Institute for Energy Research, Michaels is a member of the Registry of Independent Scientific and Technical Advisors at Duke University Law School and co-editor of Contemporary Economic Policy. He has served as an energy consultant and authored numerous articles on the electricity and natural gas industries, including an Oct. 20, 2008, opinion piece “Opposing View: Renewables Aren't the Answer” for USA Today.

Related Audio:

Listen to an interview with Michaels that aired on KBPK’s “California Commerce.”

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