John Michael Byrne

Center for Energy & Environmental Policy

Phone: (302) 831-8405


Office: 278 Graham Hall

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Renowned authority on climate change.
  • Work focuses on sustainable development and energy policy, with an emphasis on solar power and energy conservation. Byrne conceived the Sustainable Energy Utility, a first-of-its kind nonprofit agency.
  • Can discuss the climate/energy justice (the equitable distribution of environmental burdens such as pollution) and the economics of energy.
  • Byrne served as a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
  • Created the first American graduate and undergraduate degrees in the combined field of energy and environmental policy.

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Center Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Dist Prof Energy&Climate Plcy, Ctr for Enrgy & Environmntl P

In The News:
Dr. John Byrne in Taiwan (Radio Taiwan International)
Government's 'nuclear' find draws criticism from scientists (Daily News & Analysis (India))
For Jaitapur villagers, questions remain: US climate scientist (The Hindu (India))
Protest in Wilmington against Keystone Pipeline Project (NBC Philadelphia)

UDaily Articles:
UD's Byrne receives 2009 AIA Sustainability Award
Results of UD's carbon footprint study unveiled
UD expert addresses 'New Politics for New Weather'

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