Kenneth P. Green has studied energy and energy-related environmental policy for nearly 20 years. An environmental scientist and policy analyst by training, Green’s recent studies include the efficacy of green-jobs programsdrivers of oil and gas prices, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the embedded energy costs in consumer goods, and resilient policies to address the risks of climate change. He has just published his second supplemental textbook, “Abundant Energy,” a concise guide to energy and energy policy intended for a college audience. In addition, Green has testified before regulatory and legislative bodies at the local, state and federal levels, including many times before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He was also a designated expert reviewer for two reports by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


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  • Executive Director, Environmental Literacy Council, 2005-2006
  • Chief Scientist, Director of Centre for Studies in Risk, Regulation, and Environment, Fraser Institute, 2002-2005
  • Chief Scientist, Director of Environmental Program, Reason Foundation, 1994-2002
  • Expert Reviewer, United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group 1, 2001
  • Member, California Departmental Transportation Advisory Committee, 1996-2001
  • Member, California REACH Commission, 1996-99
  • Environmental Program Analyst/Writer, Hughes Aircraft Company Corporate Office, 1990-94


D.Env., environmental science and engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
M.S., molecular genetics, San Diego State University
B.S., biology, University of California, Los Angeles