Thomas Nicholas Russo

Adjunct Professor
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Russo on Energy LLC

Areas of Expertise

Energy and Environmental Policy, Regulation, Markets, and Energy Security

Tom Russo is an Energy and Environmental specialist in energy markets and regulatory matters. He also holds a CISSP and specializes in physical security and resiliency of natural gas, oil, and NGL pipelines and electric power facilities. Before founding Russo on Energy LLC in May 2015, Mr. Russo worked as a Manager and Sr. Energy Industry Analyst at the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During that time, he worked on natural gas and crude oil infrastructure and markets, NEPA environmental impact assessment, and hydropower matters, especially with the International Joint Commission. Earlier in his career, he worked on water resources issues in Iran and Peru. 

He writes an Energy and Environmental column for the Climate & Energy Journal and is an Associate Fellow at the R Street Institute.


Current Research

Relationship between energy infrastructure investment, oil and gas markets, and the energy transition. Effects of energy and environmental regulation on oil, gas, and electricity development and the role of hydrogen, renewable natural gas, and CCUS in the energy transition.


George Washington University, MBA, University of Alabama, MS


Actively writes about FERC matters, natural gas, LNG and hydropower infrastructure, markets, RNG, hydrogen, NEPA environmental impact assessment, and energy markets. See the Russo on Energy LLC website for access to current publications.

Classes Taught

IAFF3180 Global Energy Security (Fall), IAFF 3183/6118 Global Electricity Markets (Fall), IAFF3180 Global Energy Markets (Spring), and IAFF3180 International Energy and Environmental Regulation (Spring)