Arthur Rypinski, Senior Fellow

Energy Policy

Arthur Rypinski has participated in policy analysis, development, and implementation in the intersecting fields of economic, energy, environment, and transportation policy across four U.S. Administrations. He served as the senior energy policy staffer in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation (2004-2016) and earlier as an economist in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy (1998-2004). Among the areas where he has made contributions:

  • Economics of petroleum markets and prospects for crude oil-by-rail;
  • Fuel economy and pipeline safety rulemakings;
  • Climate impacts on transportation for the National Climate Assessment;
  • Evaluation of competitive transportation grant applications under the TIGER program;
  • Federal response to hurricanes and other energy-related emergencies;
  • Participated in the Kyoto Protocol negotiations as an agency specialist;
  • Development and elaboration of rules for voluntary greenhouse gas reporting.

Before joining the Department of Energy’s Policy Office, he served as an economist and team leader at the Energy Information Administration (1989-1998), were he led a team responsible for reporting on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and collecting voluntary reports of greenhouse gas emissions and reductions. He participated in the development of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions inventories, and reviewed the national inventories of participating foreign governments. Other special projects included participating in the development of the Bush Administration’s National Energy Strategy and a special study on energy subsidies.

Mr. Rypinski has also worked in the private sector advising clients in the Sultanate of Oman, Turkey, and Pakistan on development planning, petroleum and electric power development, solar energy, energy planning, and energy modeling, and taught classes on greenhouse gas emissions estimation in the Philippines for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Mr. Rypinski holds a B.S. in Economics and International Studies from the American University, and a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.