Mark P. Mills
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Mark P. Mills was, according to a November 2000 biographical note, "President of Mills McCarthy & Associates, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based research-consulting firm specializing in technology strategy focused on the energy industry. Mills is founder and publisher of the newsletter Breakthrough Technologies, and is also a regular contributor to the international newsletter World Climate Report, as well as other publications."
The biographical note stated that he "has worked with over 80 utilities in providing strategic plans, market assessment, speeches, seminars, executive briefings, expert testimony and analytic research. He has provided technology "due diligence" on emerging products and is actively engaged in developing strategic partnerships. He has testified on energy issues before Congress as well as state legislatures and served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy, and national laboratories. Prior to founding his business, he worked in the White House Science Office under President Reagan."
"Mills obtained a BSc degree in Physics at Queen’s University, Canada, and completed graduate work in Solid State Physics at Rutgers University. He is a member of numerous professional societies and spent his early career in integrated circuit, fiber optic and solid state device engineering and development," it stated.
Global warming skeptic
Between December 1998 and November 2000 he was listed as a "Scientific Adviser" to the Greening Earth Society, a group that was funded and controlled by the Western Fuels Association (WFA), an association of coal-burning utility companies. WFA founded the group in 1997, according to an archived version of its website, "as a vehicle for advocacy on climate change, the environmental impact of CO2, and fossil fuel use."
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Mills spoke at the American Legislative Exchange Council's States and Nation Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. on December 3, 2009.
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