Alden Meyer is director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists and the director of its Washington, D.C. office.
He provides general oversight and strategic guidance for UCS's advocacy on energy, transportation, agriculture, and arms control issues. He is also UCS's principal advocate on national and international policy responses to the threat of global climate change. In addition, Mr. Meyer works extensively on renewable energy and electricity policy issues.
Mr. Meyer has more than 30 years of experience on energy and environmental policy at both the state and national levels. Before coming to UCS in 1989, he served as executive director of four national organizations: the League of Conservation Voters, Americans for the Environment, Environmental Action and the Environmental Action Foundation. Before that, he worked as a policy analyst on electric utility issues and nuclear power economics for the Environmental Action Foundation and as energy issues coordinator for the Connecticut Citizen Action Group.
Mr. Meyer has testified before Congress on global warming and energy issues and has authored numerous articles on climate change, energy policy, and electric utility and nuclear power issues for both environmental and general interest publications. He has served on several federal advisory panels, including the secretary of energy's advisory board.
Global warming: How much is too much for the White House?
ASK THIS | November 28, 2007
President Bush says he's committed to fighting global warming. So why won't the White House say how much the United States and other countries should reduce global warming pollution? Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests this and other questions reporters should ask.
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