Douglas W. Smith

Douglas Smith, Van Ness Feldman Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
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Professional Biography

Doug Smith represents clients on regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). He also provides counsel on climate change, energy technology, and renewable energy policy.

As General Counsel of the FERC from 1997 to 2001, Doug played a lead role in Commission policy initiatives on electricity, natural gas rates, pipeline certificates, and hydropower licensing reform. As Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy at DOE, he played significant roles in Departmental initiatives on electricity restructuring, the Climate Challenge program, and new energy efficiency standards.

Doug speaks frequently at conferences on energy regulation and climate change. Doug is also on the adjunct faculty at the George Washington University Law School, where he teaches a class on Energy and the Environment.  

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