Teryn Norris is president and founder of Americans for Energy Leadership and a nationally recognized policy advocate. He is a recipient of the Truman Scholarship, the nation’s highest award for undergraduate leadership. He has successfully advanced policy at the federal and state level, appeared on national television and radio, and published in NYT Dot Earth, Harvard Law & Policy Review, National Journal, Forbes, SF Chronicle, Huffington Post, Issues in Science & Technology, Yale E360, SAIS Review, The Plain Dealer, Baltimore Sun, and other publications.
Teryn formerly served as Senior Advisor and Project Director at The Breakthrough Institute, a public policy think tank, where he founded the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship Program. In 2007, he and his colleagues created a proposal that was adopted as the Obama Campaign’s $150 billion clean energy investment platform, and in 2008 he co-authored the National Energy Education Act proposal, which led to President Obama’s RE-ENERGYSE initiative. Since then, he has served as a leading advocate for a federal energy innovation agenda, and this legislative strategy now represents a broad expert consensus.
Teryn is co-author of several reports, including the widely acclaimed “Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant” report on global clean-tech competitiveness . His work has been cited by NYT, TIME, CNN, WhiteHouse.gov, WSJ, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, and other outlets. He previously worked with Environment California on CA’s landmark climate bill (AB-32), and served on the Johns Hopkins President’s Task Force on Climate Change, which produced a $73 million energy initiative and the new JHU sustainability institute. Teryn is currently completing a public policy degree at Stanford University. Contact: Email and Twitter