Howard Gruenspecht

Acting Administrator

Energy Information Administration
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20585

Phone: 202-586-6351

Dr. Gruenspecht is the acting administrator of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), where he has served as the deputy administrator since 2003. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Gruenspecht has worked extensively on energy-related environmental issues and economy-wide energy modeling. Before joining EIA, he was a resident scholar at Resources for the Future, and from 1991 to 2000, he held senior positions in DOE’s Office of Policy. His accomplishments as a senior executive at DOE were recognized with three Presidential Rank Awards. Prior to his service at DOE, Dr. Gruenspecht served as a senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisors, with primary responsibilities in the areas of environment, energy, regulation, and international trade. His other professional experience includes service as a faculty member at Carnegie-Mellon University, economic adviser to the chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission, and assistant director for economics and business on the White House Domestic Policy staff from 1978 to 1979. Dr. Gruenspecht has a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.