Gregory C. Staple has been CEO of the American Clean Skies Foundation since December 2009 and is a member of its Board of Directors.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Staple was a partner in the Washington D.C. office of the international law firm Vinson & Elkins. Mr. Staple has published numerous articles and professional monographs on regulatory issues including, most recently, op-eds on retail electricity choice in Michigan and California, “Post-Election Prospects for Natural Gas-Fired Generation” and “Oil Shift: The Case For Switching Federal Transportation Spending To Alternative Fuel Vehicles.” In addition to practicing energy and telecommunications law for over 25 years, he has been a consultant to the World Bank and served as the CEO of the TeleGeography publishing group, which he formed in 1993. Mr. Staple is also the founder of Renewable Power Direct.
He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan and his undergraduate degree in political economy from the University of Rochester. Mr. Staple’s essays on legal matters have appeared in numerous publications, including Public Utilities Fortnightly, The Environmental Law Forum, Legal Times of Washington and The American Journal of International Law.
- The Climate Impact of Natural Gas and Coal-Fired Electricity: A Review of Fuel Chain Emissions Based on Updated EPA National Inventory Data by Gregory C. Staple, Esq. & Joel N. Swisher, April 2011
- Growing the Market for Clean Power: The EPA’s New Power Plant Regulations and What They Mean for Utilities and Public Health
by Gregory C. Staple, Esq. & Christopher K. Carr, December 2010
- A New Energy Option: North America’s New Natural Gas Resources And Their Potential Impact On Energy and Climate Security: Working Paper By Gregory C. Staple, Esq. & Joel L. Swerdlow, Ph.D., December 2009
- An Inconvenient Tax: Could Carbon Fees Become Plan B?
Vinson & Elkins Washington Climate Change Report, August 9, 2007