Senior FellowBlythe Lyons is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Energy & Environment Program.
Lyons has provided energy policy consulting services—with a focus on nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation—to utilities, industry, nonprofit and academic institutions, and various national and state governments since the late 1970s. Other areas of research and expertise include electric power policy, international energy trading, and energy and water issues. With her colleague, Julian Steyn, Lyons co-wrote the critically acclaimed book on nuclear policy developed by US Senator Pete Domenici, A Brighter Tomorrow (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).
Lyons began her career at International Energy Associates Limited, a nuclear consulting firm established in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Energy Resources International, Inc., where she worked as a senior consultant, Lyons worked for Pickard, Lowe and Garrick, Inc., a nuclear engineering consulting firm in Washington, DC.
In addition to numerous articles and client reports during her years as a consultant, Lyons has written US-China Cooperation on Low-Emissions Coal Technologies: Realities and Opportunities; Developing a Realistic and Balanced United States Electric Power Generation Portfolio; United States-China Cooperation on Nuclear Power: An Opportunity for Fostering Sustainable Energy Security; Energy for Water and Water For Energy; and Primary Energy and Transportation Fuels and the Energy and Water Nexus: Ten Challenges.
Lyons has a bachelor of science degree in the US Foreign Service with a concentration in international relations, law, and diplomacy, from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She studied at New York University in Paris and at L'École des Études Politiques in Paris.