Trevor Houser, visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is partner at the Rhodium Group, where he leads the energy and natural resources work. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York and a visiting fellow at the school's Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. During 2009, he served as senior advisor to the US State Department, where he worked on a broad range of international energy and environmental policy issues. His areas of research include energy and environmental policy and markets and energy-related international trade and investment issues. He is author or coauthor of Delivering on US Climate Finance Commitments (PIIE Working Paper 11-19, 2011), America's Energy Security Options (PIIE Policy Brief 11-10, 2011), Assessing the American Power Act (PIIE Policy Brief 10-12, 2010), The Economics of Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PIIE Policy Brief 09-17, 2009), A Green Recovery? Assessing US Economic Stimulus and the Prospects for International Coordination (PIIE Policy Brief 09-3, 2009), Leveling the Carbon Playing Field: International Competition and US Climate Policy Design (2008), and China Energy: A Guide for the Perplexed (2007).
NPR's All Things Considered Natural Gas Dethrones King Coal as Power Companies Look to Future Audio with article | March 1, 2013 Trevor Houser tells NPR that the low cost of natural gas is the main reason the United States added almost twice as much natural gas capacity in 2012 while retiring coal capacity for generating electricity.