Elizabeth delone Paranhos is a climate change and clean air expert. As a consultant for Environmental Defense Fund Elizabeth has successfully lobbied for state, federal and international clean air and climate policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from oil and natural gas activities. She assisted Boulder and Broomfield counties in Colorado develop regulations to reduce impacts to water and air resources from local oil and gas activities and served as an expert witness on regulations for the oil and gas industry before the New Mexico Environmental Appeals Board.
In 2014 she and William Boyd formed Energy Innovation Partners to provide expert legal and policy advice on clean energy, climate and environmental policies. Elizabeth and William have co-authored two studies on the natural gas sector for the Department of Energy and currently are working on a third. The first focused on the regulatory framework governing unconventional natural gas development. The second focused on the regulatory framework for controlling methane emissions across the natural gas supply chain.
Elizabeth received a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.S. in Political Science from Vassar College. Elizabeth clerked for the Honorable Stanley Sporkin, United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She was the first recipient of the Charles Koob Fellowship in Land and Water Law at the Natural Resources Defense Council where she helped secure important protections for environmentally sensitive areas and species. She joined the environmental practice of Hogan Lovells upon moving to Denver in 2005 where she worked on environmental compliance prior to starting her own consulting business.