Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a renewable energy policy and environmental commodity certification provider based in San Francisco, has named Chris Busch policy director.
Busch will work both in the West and nationally to advance policy initiatives that promote clean energy development and reduce greenhouse gases. He will seek to ensure the continued vibrancy of the voluntary market for renewable energy and promote regulatory approaches such as renewable electricity standards.
Priorities in climate policy include ensuring that renewable energy receives proper emphasis as a mitigation measure within the economy-wide package of necessary policies, promoting a mix of market-based instruments (such as cap-and-trade) and other policy approaches, says CRS.
Busch was recently appointed to the California Air Resources Board's economic and technology advancement advisory committee, one of two advisory bodies explicitly called for in the legislation that established California's climate legislation, Assembly Bill 32 (the Global Warming Solutions Act).
Prior to joining CRS, Busch was a climate economist with the Union of Concerned Scientist's Climate Program. In 2006, he co-authored the report ‘Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California’ while he was with U.C. Berkeley's California Climate Change Center. He also served as senior research associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's International Energy Studies Group.
Busch has two graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, a doctorate in environmental economics from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and a master's degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy.
SOURCE: Center for Resource Solutions