Dan Byers is vice president of climate and technology at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. With a focus on domestic and international climate policy, as well as broader environmental and regulatory issues, Byers develops and implements strategies in support of the Chamber’s broader education and advocacy efforts. Byers brings over two decades of public policy experience to his work assessing the impact of existing and emerging federal laws and regulations on the U.S. energy industry.
Before joining the Chamber, Byers was staff director of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee for the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Prior to that, Byers served as deputy to the associate director for technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where he oversaw policy development and coordination associated with a broad suite of technology issues. From 2007 to 2009, he also worked for the White House National Economic Council, leading the development and coordination of telecommunications policy for the Bush administration.
Byers holds an M.S. in soil science from North Carolina State University and a B.S. in crop and soil environmental sciences from Virginia Tech. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife and two sons.