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Bryan Hannegan is Vice President, Environment and Renewables for the Electric Power
Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California.
He leads the teams responsible for EPRI's research into technologies and practices
that enable cleaner and more efficient renewable power generation, and reduce the
environmental footprint associated with electric power generation, delivery and use.
Prior to joining EPRI in September 2006, Dr. Hannegan served in a dual capacity as the
Chief of Staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and as an
acting Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.
During his tenure, he led the development of the President's Advanced Energy Initiative and
assisted Federal agencies in their implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005).
At CEQ, Dr. Hannegan also coordinated Federal agency policies and activities on a wide
range of environmental issues affecting air, water, land, and ecosystems.
Between 1999 and 2003, Dr. Hannegan served as Staff Scientist for the U.S. Senate
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, where he handled energy efficiency,
renewable energy, alternative fuels, and environmental aspects of energy production
He put together the first draft of what would become EPACT 2005, and was a principal
staff member for action on energy and climate legislation during the 107th Congress.
A climate scientist, engineer and energy policy expert, he has a doctorate in earth
system science, an MS degree in engineering, both from the University of
California—Irvine, and a BS degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
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