Liz Dalton

Liz Dalton

Senior Fellow (Nonresident) | Energy and Environment Program

Liz is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program, focusing on nuclear energy, electric grid security, electricity resilience, climate change, and deep decarbonization.

Liz Dalton is the Global Lead for Energy and Climate Resilience at One Concern, Inc., an artificial intelligence and machine learning platform for disaster preparedness and response. Prior to joining One Concern, Liz served in the Obama Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. In this role, Liz was responsible for executing several of the Department’s critical missions including grid modernization research and development; transmission permitting; emergency response operations; national energy and infrastructure security; and cybersecurity of the energy sector. She also represented the Department as a Federal non-voting member of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Member Representatives Committee.

Liz previously served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, working directly with the Assistant Secretary to execute the Administration’s $900 million nuclear energy research and development agenda and specifically championed efforts to develop public-private partnerships for commercializing small modular reactors. An Arkansas native, Liz began her career in public service working for U.S. Congressman Marion Berry (D-AR). She holds a Master’s in Leadership from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and received her B.A. in Political Science from the College of Charleston. Liz is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program, focusing on nuclear energy, electric grid security, electricity resilience, climate change, and deep decarbonization.