Expertise: Energy and environmental policy

Luke H. Bassett is the associate director of Domestic Energy and Environment Policy at American Progress, where he works on U.S. climate and energy policy, including renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. He previously served as an appointee at the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While at DOE, Bassett wrote the North America chapter of the first Quadrennial Energy Review and led development and implementation of several mitigation policies under President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

Bassett has master’s degrees in environmental management and ethics from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale Divinity School, where he focused on climate change and environmental ethics.


By Luke Bassett
Building an Ambitious Clean Energy CabinetCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2018
Understanding Our FutureCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2018
Abuse of Power: Debunking the Trump Administration’s National Security Argument for CoalCenter for American ProgressAugust 16, 2018
Burning the DataCenter for American ProgressJune 13, 2018
Something Smells Off About Pruitt’s Ties to Liquefied Natural GasMorning ConsultMay 9, 2018
Do Not Fall for the Hype on U.S.-China Natural Gas TradeCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2018
President Trump Delivers on Coal Baron’s Wish List in First YearCenter for American ProgressJanuary 18, 2018
Secretary Perry’s Coal Bailout Would Silence Local Voices and Exacerbate Health RisksCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2017
Electricity Customers in 31 States Could Foot the Bill for Perry’s Coal BailoutCenter for American ProgressOctober 17, 2017
Trump’s EPA Used Accounting Tricks to Justify Revoking the Clean Power PlanCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2017
The Minibus Spending Bill Shortchanges American Jobs and EnergyCenter for American ProgressJuly 24, 2017
Questions Every Governor Should Ask About the Department of Energy’s Grid StudyCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2017
Update: The Trump Budget Cuts Hit Coal Communities and Workers Where It HurtsCenter for American ProgressMay 26, 2017
8 Ways the Trump Budget Threatens the Health and Safety of American FamiliesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
How the Trump Budget Undermines Economic Security for Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
Everything You Think You Know About Coal in China Is WrongCenter for American ProgressMay 15, 2017
Research Note on U.S. and Chinese Coal-Fired Power DataCenter for American ProgressMay 15, 2017
Where the Trump Budget Cuts Hit Coal Communities and WorkersCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2017
The Trump Budget Cuts Hit Coal Communities and Workers Where It HurtsCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2017
Protecting the Department of Energy’s Appliance Efficiency Standards Will Save Americans MoneyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2017
Rick Perry’s Dirty Industry Donors and What They Could Mean for the Department of EnergyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 19, 2017
Gov. Rick Perry Would Put Science and Scientists at Risk as Energy SecretaryCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2017
A Clean Energy Action Plan for the United StatesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2016
Net Energy MeteringCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2016