The Texas Public Policy Foundation announced that Mark Mills has joined TPPF as a distinguished senior fellow and will help create and lead a forthcoming national initiative to ensure America has access to affordable and reliable energy, the building blocks for the county’s economic growth and national security. Mills brings decades of experience in science and technology to expand on the foundation’s success in developing statewide energy policy into a broader federal and multi-state campaign. Mills’ career includes serving in President Reagan’s White House Science Office, advising multi-national private sector firms on energy policy, and served as a Faculty Fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is a prolific writer, has authored several books and publishes pieces appearing regularly in the Wall Street Journal, the City Journal, and Real Clear, and was named “Energy Writer of the Year” by the American Energy Society in 2016. Most recently, Mills was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

“We are proud to have Mark join and lead TPPF’s effort to secure America’s future with affordable and reliable energy,” said TPPF’s CEO Greg Sindelar. “Texas has been a leader among states in developing pro-energy public policy and we believe Mark is the right person to take that initiative nationally – and even globally. Facing a presidential administration that has been decidedly anti-energy from Day One, the time could not be more urgent for a broad effort to steer the country back in the right direction.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to develop and lead a bold new initiative to promote sound energy policies, “ said Mills. “The magnitude of government spending on energy programs, and the scale and intrusiveness of energy policies is now at levels that are unprecedented in the history of any civilian activity. Since nothing in civilization, nor life itself, is possible without energy, there’s never been a more important time to get the facts right. Understanding reality is critical.”

Details about the new national initiative will be forthcoming shortly. See Mark’s full bio here.