Lorna Greening, an independent economic consultant and researcher based in Chattanooga, has been named a fellow in energy and environmental policy at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, officials announced today.
Greening has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, including consulting, research, academia, the public utility industry and the petroleum industry as an exploration geologist. Her research interests include energy and natural resource economics, greenhouse gas mitigation and regulation policies.
"Dr. Greening will prove to be an important asset to the Baker Center as we strive to increase our policy research footprint in the areas of energy and environmental policy," Director Matt Murray said in a news release.
In the unpaid position, Greening will help foster interdisciplinary funded research with Baker Center fellows and UT faculty. She will assist with grant writing as well.
Greening is a co-editor of Energy Policy, an international peer-reviewed journal, and associate editor and a member of the board of Energy Economics, one of the 50 top-ranked economics journals. Her work has been published in a number of energy publications.
Greening received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in economics from the Colorado School of Mines.
Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...