Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy Program
Public Policy, Social and Ethical Environmental and Energy Issues PhD in Sociology, University of Tennessee MS in Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts BA in American Literature, Brown University
Mary English retired from the University of Tennessee Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment in 2010. She is a social scientist whose work has focused on energy and environmental policy issues, with an emphasis on analytic tools coupled with public involvement methods for policy decisions. Her work on energy and environmental policy issues has been wide-ranging. She was a member of the Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board for 10 years and has served on a number of committees of the National Research Council (NRC) as well as the NRC’s Board on Radioactive Management and its Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She also was a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s 2015 Integrated Resource Plan working group and currently serves on its Distributed Generation-Information Exchange working group.
Baker Center Policy Brief: 21st Century Electric Utilities: Integrated Resource Planning and Beyond, 23 June 2015, Mary R. English
Baker Center Policy Brief: The Clean Power Plan: Regulating Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Power Plants, August 2014, Mary R. English
Baker Center Policy Brief: Should the Federal Government Sell TVA?, 8 May 2013, Mary R. English
Baker Center White Paper: Base-load Electricity from Natural Gas and Nuclear Power: The Role of Federal and State Policy, 5 March 2013, Mary R. English
“Living Ethically in a Greenhouse,” co-authored with Robert Socolow in D.G. Arnold, ed., The Ethics of Global Climate Change, 2011, Cambridge University Press.