WASHINGTON — Today, the Institute for Energy Research (IER) launches an Advisory Council and welcomes five inaugural members to its organizational network. The Advisory Council consists of economists, academics, policy experts, and industry leaders dedicated to advancing thoughtful solutions to problems in the energy space rooted in free market principles. The advisors will play a key role in guiding IER’s path as well as shaping research and program activities. 

The inaugural Advisory Council members include:

Alex Alexiev, policy expert and author of dozens of books and hundreds of articles on geopolitics, energy issues and international relations. Alex is widely regarded as an expert in many fields and has held prominent governmental advisory roles both in America and abroad. 

David Kreutzer, economist and policy analyst who has written extensively on economics and energy issues with work appearing in publications such as National Tax Journal, Journal of Energy and Development, and more. David has taught at a number of universities and previously served as a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation.   

Lisa Linowes, Executive Director for The Wind Action Group and senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Lisa has dedicated more than a decade to championing sound policies relating to wind energy in America.

Robert Michaels, lecturer on economics at California State University, Fullerton, where he has served as Professor of Economics for 25 years. Robert is a widely sought after expert on energy and has advised governmental bodies across the country and globe on energy policies.  

Hilary Sills, president of Sills Associates with over 40 years of experience in government relations, legislative and regulatory advocacy, international affairs and corporate communications. Hilary has a deep understanding of both the Executive and Legislative Branches of government and expertise in energy and regulatory issues. 

IER President Thomas Pyle stated:

“We are thrilled to welcome these accomplished and trusted advisors into the IER fold. At IER we pride ourselves on our ability to convene the best and brightest minds with respect to free market energy policies. The members of the Advisory Council will provide IER with expert guidance and insight that will help us shape our free market positions. We are grateful for their willingness to share their expertise and look forward to working with them.”

Read their full bios here.


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