The Fuse

Contributors - The Fuse

Alex Adams | @alexjhadams

Alex Adams is the Director of Editing and Content at Securing America’s Future Energy

Alex Tzavellas

Alex is the Digital Media Specialist at Securing America's Future Energy.

Amitai Bin-nun

Amitai Bin-Nun, Ph.D. is a senior research scientist at Motional and is the former Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Innovation at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).

Amy Myers Jaffe

Amy Myers Jaffe is the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment and director of the Energy Security and Climate Change program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Andrea Alie

Andrea Alie is a Policy Intern at Securing America's Future Energy.

Andreas de Vries

Andreas de Vries is a Strategy Consultant in the energy industry.

Andreas de Vries and Dr. Salman Ghouri

Andreas de Vries is a strategy consultant in the oil and gas industry. Salman Ghouri is an oil and gas industry advisor with expertise in long-term forecasting, macroeconomic analysis and market assessments.

Anna Polo

Anna Polo is a student at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and was a policy and communications intern at Securing America's Future Energy.

Areg Bagdasarian

Areg Bagdasarian is an energy analyst, IT project manager and Senior Project Manager at Appteon, Inc. He is a 2020-2021 SAFE Energy Security Fellow.

Ari Sillman

Ari Sillman is currently a masters candidate at Georgetown University and an intern for Securing America’s Future Energy. His studies focus on the intersection of energy and security issues in the Middle East.

Ariel Cohen

Ariel Cohen is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and the Founding Principal of International Market Analysis, a Washington, D.C.-based global risk advisory boutique. He advises law firms and corporations.

Bradley Nelson and Paul Ruiz

Bradley Nelson is a Policy Intern at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE). Paul Ruiz is a Policy Analyst at SAFE.

Brennen Drysdale

Brennen Drysdale is Coordinator of Global Development and Foundation Relations at Rare.

Carl Pope | @CarlPope

Carl Pope is former Executive Director of the Sierra Club, and current Principal, Inside Straight Strategies.

Charlotte Conner

Charlotte is a SAFE Energy Security Fellow and Associate for Global Impact Strategy, Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts. She is the founding member of KKR’s global impact investing strategy and leads the fund’s sector focus on environmental services and clean tech.

Chunka Mui

Chunka Mui is co-founder and Managing Director of The Devil’s Advocate Group and author of “The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies can Out-Innovate Start-Ups”

Claudette Rosado-Reyes

Dr. Claudette Rosado-Reyes is an Expert Reviewer at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and a SAFE Energy Security Fellow.

Clay Siegert

Clay Siegert is Founder and COO of XLHybrids.

David Peniket

David Peniket is the President and Chief Operating Officer of ICE Futures Europe.

David Steiner | @WasteManagement

David Steiner is President and CEO of Waste Management.

Deb Frodl | @dfrodl

Deb Frodl is Global Executive Director, Ecomagination at GE.

Dipankar Sahoo

Dipankar Sahoo is an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E). He is also a SAFE Energy Security Fellow.

Dylan Yalbir

Dylan Yalbir is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ellen Carey

Ellen Carey is Vice President of Communications for Securing America's Future Energy.

Eric Danko

Eric Danko is Vice President for Government Affairs at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).

Frederick W. Smith

Frederick W. Smith is founder, chairman, and CEO of FedEx Corporation, a global transportation, business services and logistics company.

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov is the chairman of the NY-based Human Rights Foundation and the former world chess champion. His book on Putin and Russia, “Winter Is Coming,” will be released in Fall 2015.

General John W. Handy and Michael Johnson

General John W. Handy is retired from the U.S. Air Force, and Michael Johnson is the President of Parsons Infrastructure. Both are members of Securing America’s Future Energy’s (SAFE) Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC).

Greg Rogers

Greg Rogers (@AVGregR) is Director of Government Affairs and Mobility Innovation at SAFE and a host of Mobility Podcast. He was previously the Assistant Editor of Eno Transportation Weekly (ETW) and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Eno Center for Transportation,

Gregory A. Ballard | @MayorBallard

Gregory A. Ballard is a former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and the current Republican Mayor of the City of Indianapolis.

Gregory Brew

Gregory Brew is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. He completed his PhD in U.S. international history in Spring 2018 at Georgetown University, where his project, Mandarins, Paladins, and Pahlavis: the International Energy System, the United States and the Dual Integration of Oil in Iran, 1925-1964 explored the intersecting relationship between oil and development in Iran during the mid-twentieth century. Greg's work has appeared in Iranian StudiesInternational History Review and Mediterranean Quarterly. While at Georgetown he was awarded the Edwin J. Beinecke, Jr. Scholarship in International Affairs, the Evan Armstrong North Graduate Research Award and the Sharabi Graduate Essay Prize. His work has been supported by grants from the Cosmos Club Foundation,  Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, and Rockefeller Archive Center.

Hart Schwartz

Hart Schwartz is an analyst of energy, transportation, fuels, and urbanization. He is the author of the book, Urbanization: The Effect of Urban Development on U.S. Vehicle Travel and Fuel Demand (published 2017) and holds an International MBA degree from University of Denver.

Hart Schwartz and Andrew Polich

Andrew Polich is a co-founder of the Vittoria Energy Expedition. He is the author of Where’s the Solar?, an online blog dedicated to stories of solar energy, and previously worked in Congressional relations at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Hart Schwartz is a regular contributor to The Fuse.

James Blatchford

James Blatchford is the Director of Policy at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). @jpblatchford

Jeff Duncan and James Conway

Jeff Duncan represents the 3rd District of South Carolina and is the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. James Conway, a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general, was the 34th commandant of the U.S.M.C.  He is co-chairman of Securing America’s Future Energy’s Energy Security Leadership.

Jeffrey Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach is a Policy Analyst at Securing America’s Future Energy.

Jena Merl

Jena Merl is a Master’s Candidate at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs studying Economic Policy.

Jesse Dunietz

Jesse Dunietz is a computer scientist and the Technology, Energy, and Society Fellow at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

Jim Motavalli | @JMotovalli

Jim Motavalli is a freelance environmental journalist and contributor to the New York Times, Car Talk at NPR, Mother Nature Network and

Jonathan Chanis

Jonathan Chanis is the Vice President of policy at Securing America's Future Energy. Previously, he has worked as a senior trader at Caxton Associates and a vice president at Goldman Sachs' commodities division.

Jonathan Chanis and Brad Nelson

Jonathan Chanis is the Vice President of policy at SAFE. Previously, he has worked as a senior trader at Caxton Associates and a vice president at Goldman Sachs’ commodities division. Brad Nelson is a policy intern at SAFE.

Jonathan M. Baron

Jonathan M. Baron is the founder of political risk consultancy Baron Public Affairs, LLC.  He previously held senior staff positions with the House and Senate leadership.

Jorge Quintero

Jorge Quintero is an intern at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

Jorge Quintero and Paul Ruiz

Jorge Quintero is an intern at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE). Paul Ruiz is a Policy Analyst at SAFE.

Juan Jose Pedroza

Juan Jose Pedroza is an intern at Securing America's Future Energy. He's currently a Master’s student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he focuses on energy policy and finance. He previously spent his career in public service, working with various governmental agencies, including as a fellow with the German Parliament.

Kevin Book

Kevin Book is managing director at ClearView Energy Partners, LLC, and a nonresident senior associate with the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Kristen Hernandez

Kristen Hernandez is a Policy Analyst at Securing America's Future Energy.

Kristen Hernandez and Amitai Bin-Nun

Kristen Hernandez is a Policy Analyst at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), and Amitai Bin-Nun is Vice-President, Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Innovation at SAFE.

Kristen Hernandez, Ganzorig Batbold and Amitai Bin-Nun

Kristen Hernandez is a Policy Analyst at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), and Amitai Bin-Nun is Vice-President, Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Innovation at SAFE.

Leslie Hayward

Leslie Hayward is Managing Editor of The Fuse.

Leslie Hayward and Matt Piotrowski

Leslie Hayward and Matthew Piotrowski are the Fuse's full time editorial staff.

Lisa Viscidi

Lisa Viscidi is Director of the energy, climate change and extractive industries program at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Lisa Ward I @Lisa_Ward1990

Lisa Ward, an oil trader based in the North of England, is the Co-Founder of the #OOTT (Organization of Oil-Trading Tweeters) hashtag on Twitter.

Matt Piotrowski

Matt is Senior Editor for The Fuse. He has been covering oil markets and energy policy for more than a decade, having worked at Platts as a reporter and Energy Intelligence as DC Bureau Chief.

Matt Piotrowski and Paul Ruiz

Matt Piotrowski is The Fuse's Senior Reporter and Paul Ruiz is a Policy Analyst at SAFE.

Matthew M. Reed

Matthew Reed is Vice President of Foreign Reports, Inc. and a non-resident fellow at New America and the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.

Mehrun Etebari

Mehrun Etebari is Policy Lead, Geopolitics for Securing America's Future Energy.

Michael J. Granoff

Granoff is the founder and president of Maniv Energy Capital, which invests in early-stage transportation and energy companies.

Morgan Putnam

Dr. Morgan Putnam is the Founder and Principal of NGI Consulting, a consulting company he formed at the start of 2020 to focus on the grid integration challenges that will arise from transportation electrification. He is a 2020-21 SAFE Energy Security Fellow.

Naki Mendoza

Naki Mendoza is director of the energy program at the Council of the Americas.

Natalia Swalnick

Natalia Swalnick is the Director of Electric Vehicle and Smart Mobility Programs at the Electrification Coalition.

Nick Cunningham

Nick Cunningham is a freelance writer covering oil and gas, US energy policy, and geopolitics of energy. His work has been featured in, Time, Christian Science Monitor, Yahoo Finance, Motley Fool, and more.

Noam Raydan

Noam is an independent geopolitical analyst living and working in Baghdad, focusing on the impact of political and security developments on crude oil production and exports. Prior to becoming a freelancer at the beginning of 2020, Noam was a geopolitical analyst at ClipperData, a New York-based market research firm. Before joining Clipper, Noam was working for the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times in Beirut.

Olaf Sakkers

Olaf Sakkers is an Associate at Maniv Mobility, an Israel-based venture capital firm focused on advanced transportation technology.

Paul Ruiz | @pmruiz

Paul Ruiz is a Research Associate at Securing America's Future Energy.

Paul Ruiz and Jena Merl

Paul Ruiz is a Policy Intern at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE). Jena Merl is a Policy Intern at SAFE.

Peter Kiernan | @peter_kiernan

Peter Kiernan is Lead Analyst, Energy at the Economist Intelligence Unit

Peter Shannon

Peter Shannon is Managing Director of Firelake Capital Management.

Peter Tertzakian

Peter Tertzakian is the Executive Director at ARC Energy Research Institute in Calgary. His Twitter handle is @PTertzakian.


Pi Praveen | @PiPraveen503

Pi Praveen is a Policy Fellow at Securing America's Future Energy. She holds a BA from Duke University.

Pi Praveen and Paul Ruiz

Pi Praveen is a Policy Fellow at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) and Paul Ruiz is a Research Associate at SAFE.

R. Kress

R. Kress is an Emmy Award winning journalist whose reporting and writing has appeared in national media from NBC News to the International Herald Tribune.

Robbie Diamond

Robbie is the President and CEO of Securing America's Future Energy.

Robert W. Peterson

Robert W. Peterson is a professor at the University of Santa Clara School of Law.

Roger Meiners, Andrew P. Morriss, and Bruce Yandle

Roger Meiners holds the Goolsby-Rosenthal Chair in Economics and Law at the University of Texas at Arlington. Andrew Morriss is Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chair, Texas A&M University School of Law. Bruce Yandle is a distinguished Mercatus Center adjunct professor of economics at George Mason University.

SAFE Policy Team

Securing America's Future Energy's (SAFE) policy staff is a team of energy experts who conduct daily analysis of developments in oil markets, geopolitics, and alternative fuel technology.

Sam Ori

Sam Ori is Executive Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.

Seth Bloom

Seth Bloom is the President of Bloom Strategic Counsel, and is the former General Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Antitrust Subcommittee.

Skylar Drennen | @SkylarDrennen

Skylar Drennen is a senior analyst at Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc.

T. Boone Pickens

Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr., known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens is chairman and CEO of BP Capital, and the architect of the Pickens Plan, an energy plan for America.

Theo Malhotra

Theo Malhotra is a SAFE intern and student at McGill University.

Thomas Buonomo

Thomas Buonomo is a geopolitical risk analyst with Stratas Advisors.

Thomas Covert | @tcovert

Thomas Covert is a Forbes contributor and teaches at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Tod Hynes

Tod Hynes is President and Founder of XL Hybrids.

Tom Van Heeke

Tom Van Heeke is an Energy Security Fellow at SAFE and Policy Lead for New Mobility Systems and Climate Change at General Motors.

Tony Posawatz | @TonyPosawatz

Tony Posawatz is President and CEO of Invictus iCAR LLC. Posawatz is a leader in automotive innovation, spending 30 years at General Motors, 18 of which he served as Vehicle Line Executive Director, including leading work on the Chevrolet Volt.

Zachary Waller

Zachary Waller is a Policy Intern at Securing America's Future Energy.