Former Paris negotiator, regulators join Moniz group

A top negotiator of the Paris climate accord and a former Democratic senator from North Dakota, as well as former federal regulators, are among the newest members of former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's research think tank and advisory firm.

The Energy Futures Initiative's global advisory board added 10 members, including Laurence Tubiana, a French economist, diplomat and key negotiator of the Paris climate pact.

New members also include former Sen. Byron Dorgan and Colette Honorable, who served as a Democratic member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and is now a partner at the law firm Reed Smith LLP.

Moniz launched the group last summer with former Department of Energy officials Melanie Kenderdine and Joseph Hezir to make a compelling case for low-carbon power and energy innovation. The think tank's board of advisers is led by John Browne, executive chairman of L1 Energy, a global investment firm, and former CEO of BP PLC.


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