Washington, D.C.– Colette Honorable, former commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center as a senior fellow, the Washington-based think tank announced today.
Honorable brings with her a wealth of energy policy experience. Prior to serving as a FERC commissioner, Honorable was a member of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, where she served as chair from 2011 to 2015. While at the Arkansas commission, Honorable served as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
Honorable has worked with the BPC Energy Project over the past six years and gave keynote addresses at several recent BPC events. She also served as a member of the BPC Energy Project from 2011 to 2013, providing advice and insights alongside other experts and industry leaders. In that capacity, she participated in BPC’s 2012 consensus report on the implications of expanded U.S. shale gas production and BPC’s 2013 Strategic Energy Policy Initiative report.
“Colette is an invaluable addition to BPC’s energy work, and I could not be more pleased that she’s joining the team,” said BPC President Jason Grumet. “Effective energy policy happens when states and the federal government work together, and Colette has seen that collaboration from both sides.”
Former Sen. Byron Dorgan, a BPC senior fellow who chaired the Strategic Energy Policy Initiative (SEPI) effort added, “During some of our toughest debates, Colette was always ready with a constructive idea or creative solution. Colette is truly gifted at bringing people together and it is wonderful to have her back with us at BPC.”
“I look forward to working alongside BPC’s capable energy experts to envision the future of American energy policy,” said Honorable. “I’m focused on how to preserve our nation’s position of energy strength and abundance while investing in the technologies of the future.”
BPC’s Energy Project provides policy insights about the evolving energy landscape, helping to highlight what the changes in the energy sector mean for policymakers and the public. BPC works to explore how the nation can build upon our new energy abundance to address climate change.