SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

John D. Wilson, MPP

Research Director


johnWilsonJohn directs SACE’s research activities and leads SACE’s utility reform campaigns and investigation into methods to reduce or sequester global warming pollution. He participates in a number of state commissions to study global warming solutions in partnership with government staff, utilities, business, and community leaders. In 2008, John co-authored Cornerstones: Building a Secure Foundation for North Carolina’s Energy Future. He also maintains SACE’s technical publications related to utility planning and finance, and renewable energy markets in the southeast. John is a public policy analyst with over 20 years of experience working on a range of environmental and other issues. He has been formally recognized for his accomplishments by conservation organizations, academic institutions and by the City of Houston. John holds a BA in Physics and History from Rice University and a MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He previously served as the executive director of the Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention (GHASP). Other highlights from his work experience include consulting on “smart growth” transportation projects, research for the Florida Legislature on a wide range of issues, and global warming research in Texas and for the U.S. EPA.