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Tyson Slocum

Director, Energy Program
Public Citizen, Inc.


Areas of Expertise:

Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Coal, Electric Vehicles, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Environment, Environmental Policy, GHGs, Hydraulic Fracturing, Infrastructure, Innovation, Liquid Fuels, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil, Power Sector, Regulation, Renewables, Smart Grid, Solar, Tax Policy, Transmission, Transportation, Wind

Tyson Slocum is director of Public Citizen's Energy Program, covering the regulation of petroleum, natural gas and other energy markets and serving on the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy & Environmental Markets Advisory Committee. Tyson has expertise on climate change policy, working to develop carbon pricing legislation that achieves greenhouse gas emission reductions while protecting working families. Tyson addresses the sustainability of our current electric power and transportation fuel mix, promoting strong regulations over natural resource extraction. Tyson presents his research in Congressional testimony and appears regularly in the media, including guest appearances on The Colbert Report. Tyson is a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland Honors College, where he teaches on energy and climate policy. Prior to joining Public Citizen, Tyson served as an analyst with the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy. Follow him on twitter @TysonSlocum

Recent Comments by Tyson Slocum

  • "Media and government reports have recently highlighted significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities to U.S. energy infrastructure, particularly for utili"
    Cybersecurity: Regulation & Innovation
  • "Now is not the time to end oil export ban Only a few years ago, America's oil policy was defined by scarcity and high prices. The consensus s"
    End the Crude Oil Export Ban