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Session 7: Energy Data Needs 

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Moderator: Margot Anderson (EIA)
Speakers Jeff Genzer (Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.)
Philip Hanser (Brattle Group)
Shirley Neff
(Center for Strategic and International Studies)
Frank Rusco
(U.S. Government Accountability Office
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Moderator and Speaker Bios and Presentations
Margot Anderson

Margot Anderson, Director of the Office of Energy Markets and End Use, Energy Information Administration. Prior to joining the Energy Information Administration, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Analysis, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Department of Energy (from 2000 to 2004) where she worked on a wide range of energy and environmental policy issues. From 1998-2000, she was Director, Global Change Program Office at the Department of Agriculture. From 1987-2000, she held various staff and management positions at the Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture. She received her Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois in 1987.

Jeff Genzer, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.

Jeff Genzer is a partner at the firm of Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer and Pembroke, P.C., where he has practiced since 1985. Mr. Genzer practices energy, utility and environmental law. He also serves as counsel to a number of national associations, including NAESCO, the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association, the Energy Programs Consortium, the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Solar Alliance and the Geothermal Energy Association. Prior to entering private law practice in 1985, he was the staff counsel and energy lobbyist for the National Governors’ Association. His practice involves work before federal and state legislative bodies and administrative agencies, including state public service commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as the Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has worked on electric and natural gas ratemaking, energy project development, energy efficiency projects, bulk power supply, transmission system issues (including ISOs and RTOs), contract negotiation, franchise issues, renewable energy projects and energy efficiency programs. Recent energy projects have included advising clients on energy efficiency, ESPC projects, biomass, solar, geothermal, ethanol, wind and landfill gas. In the environment area he has been involved especially in the Clean Air Act and Toxic Substances Control act issues, and all phases of environmental reviews for energy projects. He has spoken on numerous occasions, especially on federal legislative activities, energy, environment and utility issues. He is a graduate of Haverford College and the Washington College of Law of the American University.

Philip Hanser, Brattle Group

Philip Hanser is with The Brattle Group and his practice includes issues ranging from utility industry structure and market power and associated regulatory questions, to specific operational and strategic questions, such as transmission pricing, generation planning, tariff strategies, fuels procurement, environmental issues, forecasting, marketing and demand-side management, and other management and financial issues. He has supported clients’ efforts in insurance recovery of environmental liabilities arising from former manufactured gas plant sites, assessed liability risk in mass tort suits, and designed statistical database auditing procedures. He has appeared as an expert witness before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the California Energy Commission, the New Mexico Public Service Commission, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, the Vermont Public Service Board, a the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, the Connecticut Siting Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and in federal and state courts. He has also presented before the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commission and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. He served six years on the America Statistical Association’s Advisory Committee to the Energy Information Administration. He previously held a number of academic positions and served as the Manager of the Demand-Side Management Program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He has taught at the University of the Pacific, University of California at Davis, and Columbia University, and guest lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Chicago.

Shirley Neff, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Shirley J. Neff is a former president and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL), which she joined in November 2006. She is also a member of the federal Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee and the National Petroleum Council. Prior to AOPL, she was adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and an adviser to Goldwyn International Strategies. She was the economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources from 1993 to 1996 and from 1999 to 2003. While on the staff of the committee, she was responsible for oil and gas policy, international energy security, renewable energy, climate change, and energy tax matters. In addition to her Senate career, she has extensive private- and public-sector energy experience having worked for Royal Dutch Shell and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. She also serves on the advisory board of the Center for Energy Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and is a Senior Associate in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She is a past president and senior fellow of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics. She received her B.S. in economics from Iowa State University and her M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Frank Rusco, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Frank Rusco is a Director in GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team, working on a broad spectrum of energy and related issues. He has worked at GAO for almost 11 years, at first, working as an economist in the Center for Economics. In addition to providing economics analysis, he also managed numerous teams working on energy topics, including electricity restructuring, and crude oil and petroleum products markets, as well as related natural resources work on oil and gas royalty collection and policy. Prior to coming to GAO, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics for the University of Hong Kong. He has published articles on energy, transportation, environmental economics and related topics. He received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington in Seattle and his B.A. degree in music performance from the University of Nevada, Reno.