Laura Miller of The Texas Clean Energy Project :: Summit Team
Director of Projects, Texas
Joined Summit in 2008 to work on the Texas Clean Energy Project, an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project. She served as Mayor of Dallas from 2002 to 2007.
During her tenure, she led the statewide opposition against eighteen old-technology coal plants proposed for Texas, an effort that was memorialized in a documentary film produced and narrated by Robert Redford, entitled “Fighting Goliath: The Texas Coal Wars”. She also received a 2008 Climate Protection Award from the EPA for that initiative. Ms. Miller has been an advocate for coal gasification, carbon sequestration, renewables, nuclear, conservation, and energy efficiency. As Mayor, she led a real estate development boom in downtown Dallas, leveraging $190 million in city financial incentives to spark $1.3 billion in private investment. She has extensive experience with public finance, including championing the two largest bond packages in the history of Dallas and restructuring Dallas’ underfunded pension system with pension obligation bonds and private-sector investment oversight. Prior to becoming Mayor, Ms. Miller was a member of the Dallas City Council. Before she began her political career, Ms. Miller was an award-winning journalist.