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S. David Freeman

President, Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners

B.S., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

L.L.B., University of Tennessee

S. David Freeman is an engineer, attorney, and author, who made substantial contributions in the development of energy policy. President Jimmy Carter appointed Mr. Freeman as chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1977 (where he stopped construction of 8 large nuclear power plant units) after which he served as general manager of large public power agencies for the next two decades, including the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power from 1997 to 2001. Under his leadership, the DWP kept the rates level and lights on during California's power crisis. Mr. Freeman has won awards from the Los Angeles Coalition for Clean Air, National Wildlife Association, Global Green and many other organizations for his devotion to clean air, clean water, and renewable energy. He negotiated the settlement of the decades-long dispute over the dust pollution from the Owens (Dry) Lake, resulting in the restoration effort that has created a bird sanctuary and cleaner air for that pristine area. Mr. Freeman authored Energy: the New Era in 1974, and is the author of the recently published Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insider Shows How.

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