RenewElec Team - Senior Personnel

RenewElec is a collaborative effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the RK Mellon Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Heinz Endowments,  and lead by Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department.  Bios for the project team can be found below.

Robert Nordhaus

Mr. Robert Nordhaus is a member of the law firm Van Ness Feldman. Mr. Nordhaus specializes in federal electric, natural gas, and environmental regulation. His work in private practice and his governmental experience have encompassed legislative, regulatory and transactional work, administrative and appellate litigation in these fields, and alternative dispute resolution. He has represented electric utilities, independent power producers, end users of natural gas and electricity, and state and local governments, and he has served both as neutral and as party-appointed arbitrator in electric and natural gas arbitration proceedings. Mr. Nordhaus originally joined Van Ness Feldman in 1981, after serving three years as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s first General Counsel. He practiced with the firm until 1993, when he was appointed General Counsel of the Department of Energy by President Clinton. He rejoined the firm in 1997.