Environment, Energy & Transportation Division
Dan Lauf servies as program director in the NGA Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division.
At NGA, Dan advises governors offices on electricity policy, utility regulation, energy assurance, energy efficiency and technology innovation. His work also includes coordination of the Federal Facilities Task Force, a group of state officials tasked with overseeing the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex.
Dan previously worked at the Maryland Energy Administration where he managed data analysis, program reporting and program evaluation for the agency. Though this role, he analyzed energy markets and provided regular reported to the governor’s office and the public on the status of the state’s energy efficiency resource standard and renewable portfolio standard. Dan also worked closely with the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) and electric utilities to design, implement, and evaluate innovative demand-side management programs under the state’s EmPOWER Maryland portfolio of programs. Prior, at D&R International, Dan contracted with the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency to support appliance energy conservation standards development and specification development for the ENERGY STAR program.
Dan holds a bachelor’s in Economics from Washington University and a master’s in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Dan originally hails from Maryland.