Brattle principal Peter Fox-Penner, a leading expert in energy policy, sustainability, and business strategy, will join Boston University’s Questrom School of Business as a Professor of the Practice, effective January 1, 2016. In this role, Dr. Fox-Penner will lead initiatives to expand the School’s education programs in the field of sustainability, including the creation of a University-wide Institute for Sustainable Energy. He will continue to work with Brattle as an Academic Advisor.
The Institute for Sustainable Energy will focus on increasing energy research initiatives throughout Boston University; deepening connections between science, engineering, and management scholars with policy-makers and corporations; and advancing curricular activities at Questrom and across BU’s schools and colleges. The university-wide Institute will be a “think and do” tank focused on bringing together world-class academic, regulatory, and industry resources to address important global economic, social, and technological challenges.
Dr. Fox-Penner joined Brattle in 1996 and served as chairman of the firm. Throughout his career, he has advised most major U.S. power companies and grid operators, government agencies, and international clients on electric power and environmental policy issues. During the Clinton Presidency, he was a Senior Advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy.
“Peter has made innumerable contributions to our firm, our clients, and the industry,” commented Alexis Maniatis, President of The Brattle Group. “We congratulate him on his new position at Questrom and look forward to collaborating with him as an Academic Advisor.”