The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) conducts research and analyses on financial and economic issues related to energy and the environment. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the United States’ transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy and to reduce the nation’s dependence on coal and other non-renewable energy resources.
Sandy Buchanan, Executive Director
Sandy Buchanan served as executive director of Ohio Citizen Action for twenty years before joining the Institute in May 2013. She coordinated successful local and statewide campaigns to pass toxic chemical right-to-know laws in the 1980s and helped craft the federal right-to-know law passed by Congress in 1986. She has worked on a variety of energy and pollution prevention issues, and has served on the boards of Environmental Working Group and the State Environmental Response Commission. Buchanan has testified before the U. S. Senate and state legislative committees, and made many media appearances, including Bill Moyers’ Trade Secrets, and NOW with Bill Moyers.
David A. Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis
David Schlissel also is the president of Schlissel Technical Consulting. Since 1973, he has served as a consultant, expert witness, and attorney on engineering and economic issues in the fields of energy and the environment. Schlissel’s work in recent years has focused in large part on the evaluation of utility resource plans, assessment of the need for and the likely environmental and economic benefits from proposed fossil-fired power plants and analysis of the economic, environmental and reliability impacts of retiring operating power plants. Schlissel has been retained by regulatory commissions, environmental groups, consumer advocates, publicly-owned utilities, non-utility generators, and governmental agencies states to prepare expert analyses on issues related to electric utilities. He has presented testimony in more than 100 cases before regulatory boards and commissions in 35 states, two federal regulatory agencies, and in state and federal court proceedings.
Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance
Tom Sanzillo has 30 years of experience in public and private finance. He served as the first deputy comptroller of New York State, a job that put him in charge of the finances of 1,300 units of local government, the management of 44,000 government contracts annually, oversight of over $200 billion in state and local municipal bond programs and the head of a $156 billion pension fund.
Lisa Hamilton, Regulatory Consultant
Lisa Anne Hamilton is counsel and regulatory director for the Marable Group, LLC. She has over 15 years of legal experience bridging resources and expertise between the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She has provided litigation, corporate and regulatory support on issues arising under federal securities law. She provided legal support to the Securitization Group of Skadden Arps Meagher Slate & Flom in New York and with the Financial Institutions Group of Davis Polk & Wardwell. She is a member of the State Bars of New York, Maryland and of the Bar of the District of Columbia.