Robert Fri
Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future
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Biography

Bob Fri has been active for more than 35 years as both an administrator and analyst of energy and environmental policy. As the first deputy administrator of both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Research and Development Administration, he was instrumental in organizing the federal government’s programs in environmental regulation and energy technology. He served as president of Resources for the Future and of the National Museum of Natural History during major transitions in the role of these institutions.

Fri has served on numerous National Research Council studies of energy and climate change, most recently as chair of the panel on limiting future climate change. He is a National Associate of the National Academies and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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