Fellow, Government & Peak Oil
John is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Oregon Department of Energy, responsible for oil and natural gas supply issues. He has worked with that agency for over 25 years, starting as one of the nation's first state-level solar energy specialists; he received a Professional Achievement Award from the American Planning Association in 1988 for his work in getting 25 cities in Portland metropolitan area to adopt solar orientation and solar rights ordinances. In 2006-2007 John was the lead staffer for the groundbreaking Portland (Oregon) Peak Oil Task Force, one of the first local government efforts in the world to analyze the local implications of global fossil fuel decline. He has spoken to government, business, and public audiences across the country about peak oil and the experiences of the Portland task force.
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