Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Energy champion Schuller to discuss Energy Wars

Energy champion Schuller to discuss Energy Wars

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is co-sponsoring the public presentation Deescalating the Energy Wars at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26. Tisha Schuller, strategic advisor to the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, will tell her story of moving from environmental activist to energy champion.

Schuller will provide novel views on climate change, reducing energy poverty, and domestic energy conflicts. She also will offer a pragmatic view of the energy wars and practical advice on deescalating these increasingly common conflicts. The presentation will take place in Room 1106 of the Mechanical Engineering Building, 1513 University Avenue.

Schuller consults private clients from Fortune 500 energy companies to nonprofit environmental organizations in energy policy, business strategy, politics, and community engagement. She also serves as the strategic advisor for Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative (NGI). In this role, she works with companies and stakeholders to interface with Stanford's diverse faculty conducting research in the areas of sustainable development, technology innovation, climate policy, and geopolitics.

She is a consultant and public speaker on energy policy, managing the divest-from-fossil-fuels movement, understanding the polarized landscape, and navigating successful stakeholder engagement strategies across the United States.

Most recently, Schuller was president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association during one of the most dramatic and contentious times for energy development in Colorado's history. Prior to COGA, she served as a principal and vice president with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm for 15 years. Tisha has a bachelor science degree in earth systems with an emphasis in geology from Stanford University.

Other sponsors are the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, and the Energy Analysis and Policy program at UW-Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; and the Wisconsin Energy Institute; and Research and Energy Demand Analysis program at UW-Madison. More information is on the Nelson Institute's website.