Catrina Rorke

Director of Energy Policy & Senior Fellow
The R Street Institute


Areas of Expertise:

Biofuels, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, GHGs, Hydraulic Fracturing, Infrastructure, Innovation, Liquid Fuels, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil, Power Sector, R&D, Renewables, Smart Grid, Tax Policy

Catrina Rorke is director of energy policy and a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, where she promotes smart, small-government solutions to energy and climate challenges.

Prior to joining R Street, Catrina founded the energy program at the American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute that specializes in actionable research and analysis. While at AAF, she emphasized free-market policies and critiqued administration regulatory efforts.

Catrina got her start as a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As part of her fellowship, she did a six-month rotation to the office of former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C. That six months stretched to two years, during which she served as his staff to the House Committee on Science and Technology and helped him craft the first Republican-sponsored carbon tax bill.

Catrina is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied public health, creative writing and basketball dynasties. She also has a Master of Public Administration degree in environmental science and policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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  • "The carbon tax is an elegant mechanism for imposing a price on carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector, especially when compared to the altern"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits