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Daniel Simmons

Vice President, Policy

Daniel Simmons is AEA’s Vice President for Policy. Simmons previously served as AEA’s Director of Regulatory and State Affairs. He oversees AEA’s work on energy and climate policy at the state and federal level.Prior to joining AEA, Simmons served as director of the Natural Resources Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), was a research fellow at the Mercatus Center, and worked as professional staff on the Committee on Resources of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Simmons is a graduate of Utah State University and George Mason University School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Latest Posts

Clinton camp admits that carbon tax would disproportionately harm the poor

  • 10/26/16
  • Daniel Simmons
  • Blog

Paris Climate Deal: Forget the Media Hype, Only 0.04% of the World’s GHG Emissions Are On Board

  • 06/15/16
  • Daniel Simmons
  • Blog

Debunking the Claim that Wind and Solar Don’t Get “without much in the way of incentives”

  • 06/14/16
  • Daniel Simmons
  • Energy Subsidies
Recently the Institute for Energy Research explained how Paul Krugman either does not understand climate science and economics or is deliberately misleading his readers. In that piece, Robert Murphy explains that studies encapsulating the consensus science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contradict Krugman’s claims. In that piece we wanted to focus on the […] Continue Reading...