William Chandler is president of Transition Energy and
research director for the Energy Transition Research Institute (Entri). He is a
board member of the Environmental Law Institute and a member of the Committee
on the Human Dimensions of Climate Change of the National Academy of Sciences. He
is a founder of and advisor to Dalian East Energy Development Co., which
finances and builds heat recovery power plants in China.
From 1988 to 2005, Chandler served as Senior Staff Scientist
and Laboratory Fellow for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) of
the Battelle Memorial Institute. At PNNL, he led the creation of national energy
efficiency centers in Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, and
Ukraine. He taught energy policy for 15 years at Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Study, and for a decade served as a lead author
for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Bill was an external senior
fellow at the Carnegie Endowment from 2007 through 2010, and earlier worked at
Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the Worldwatch Institute.
Chandler has authored or co-authored several books,
including: Energy: The Conservation
Revolution (New York: Plenum, 1981); The
Myth of TVA: Conservation and Development in the Tennessee Valley,
1933-1983 (Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1983); State
of the World (Vols. 1984-1988) (New York: W.W. Norton); Energy Efficiency: A New Agenda
(Washington: ACEEE, 1988); Carbon
Emissions Control Strategies (Washington: Conservation Foundation, 1990);
and Energy and Environment in the
Transition Economies (Boulder: Westview Press, 2000). He has published frequently
in scientific and popular journals, including Climatic Change, Energy Policy, and Scientific American. Chandler has testified on energy and
environmental issues many times in the U.S. Congress, most recently on Chinese
climate policy before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Chandler received the 1992 Champion of Energy-Efficiency
Award from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy for his work in
Eastern Europe. In 1999, he received the first Global Climate Leadership Award
from the International Energy Agency for his work in China and Russia.
He holds a B.S. from the University of Tennessee, and an
M.P.A. from Harvard University.
Co-founder Holly Gwin serves as general counsel and chief operating officer. Gwin served for six years as General Counsel of the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment and six years as both General Counsel and Staff Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she reported directly to the Presidentís Science Advisor. She also served as staff director of the Presidentís Commission on Gulf War Veteranís Illnesses. Gwin holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
John H. Gibbons serves as co-founder and board member. Gibbons has been Science Advisor to the President (two terms), director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Director of the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, Director of the University of Tennessee Environment Center, and was the first director of the Federal Office of Energy Conservation. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and is President of Resource Strategies. Gibbons serves on the board of directors of two Chinese technology companies, and advises various corporations and groups on science and technology and intellectual property. Gibbons was a founding board member of Ortec, a successful developer and manufacturer of scientific and energy instrumentation.