Energy Transition Research Institute




Holly Gwin is Entri's chief operating officer. Gwin is also a co-founder of and general counsel for Transition Energy.

Gwin served in the White House from 1993-2000 as General Counsel and Staff Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, except for 1995-97 when she was staff director of the President’s Commission on Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses. She was General Counsel of the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment from 1982-93.

Gwin is the author of many publications on science policy and on energy and environment, including (John H. Gibbons), “A History of Energy Conservation Measures,” Encyclopedia of Energy; Discovery, Education, and Innovation: An Overview of the Federal Investment in Science and Technology (Washington, DC: Office of Science and Technology Policy; Summer 2000); "Identifying and Controlling Immunotoxic Substances," (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, April 1991); Genetic Witness: Forensic Uses of DNA Tests, (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, July 1990); (with John H. Gibbons and Peter D. Blair) “Strategies for Energy Use,” Scientific American, Vol. 260, No. 9, September 1989; (with John H. Gibbons) “Technology and Governance,” Technology in Society, and “The Efficacy of Federal Environmental Legislation: The TVA Experience with Endangered Species and Clean Air,” Utah Law Review, Vol. 1979, No. 4.

Gwin's avocations include music and sailing. She speaks, reads, and writes Mandarin. Gwin received her law degree from the University of Tennessee and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.