Robert Fri

Visiting Scholar

Resources for the Future
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-328-5011
Phone: 301-229-3543

Mr. Fri has been active for over 30 years as both a leader and analyst of energy and environmental policy. As the first deputy administrator of both the 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 is currently a visiting scholar at Resources for the Future, and he has served as president of Resources for the Future and director of the National Museum of Natural History during major transitions in the role of these institutions. As an analyst of environmental and energy policies, Mr. Fri led a White House task force to recommend U.S. policy on spent nuclear fuel, and chaired a National Research Council study of the health standard for the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. He has also chaired National Research Council (NRC) committees to evaluate U.S. Department of Energy programs in fossil energy, energy efficiency, and nuclear energy. He is currently a member of the study committees for NRC projects on America’s Energy Future and America’s Climate Choices. He has an M.B.A. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.