Michael E. Canes, PhD, is an authority on the economics of energy and climate policy. Dr. Canes currently works as a Distinguished Fellow at LMI, a not-for-profit government consultancy headquartered in McLean, VA. In addition to his work at LMI, he is an internationally known economist, having nearly 30 years of experience in energy and environmental economics. Before LMI, he was the vice president and chief economist at the American Petroleum Institute, where he guided efforts to deal with legislative and regulatory issues such as environmental requirements and fuels-related mandates. He has published numerous studies on climate policy and developed a method for estimating policy choice impacts on greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Canes was a co-author of Climate Change: What You Can Do Now (2011) and A Federal Leader's Guide to Climate Change: Policy, Adaptation, and Mitigation (2009). Dr. Canes is president of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) . He has a PhD in economics from the University of California-Los Angeles.