Tom Swanson is a project director for Pew’s clean energy initiative, which seeks to accelerate the clean energy economy in order to seize its economic, national security, and environmental benefits for the United States. In this capacity, he manages the project team and oversees the campaign’s research, policy, and outreach efforts. Swanson also directs Pew’s project on national security, energy, and climate, which highlights the critical nexus of national security, energy security, and climate change. He joined Pew in 2008 and has more than a decade of policy and advocacy experience. During that time, he has managed the field portfolio for Pew’s clean energy and public lands programs in 25 states, developing and implementing strategic plans to secure federal policy advancements. Before that Swanson spent three years as a field coordinator with the National Environmental Trust.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William & Mary and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.
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The U.S. Defense Department (DOD) could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually and boost energy security by installing more microgrids and renewable power systems, and increasing energy efficiency on military bases, according to new research conducted by Noblis Inc. and commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
Economists attribute up to 80 percent of modern fiscal growth to technological innovation—the process of developing new knowledge and discoveries to create better commercial products, more competitive industries, and well-paying jobs. Read More