Bentham Paulos is principal of PaulosAnalysis, providing consulting and journalism on clean-energy policy, technology and trends. He is the author of "Empowered: A Tale of Three Cities Taking Charge of their Energy Future."

Paulos was with the Energy Foundation from 2000 to 2013. Previously, he was a freelance consultant and writer in Madison, Wis., focusing on Midwest clean-energy developments for national and international clients. He also worked with the Energy Center of Wisconsin, the Union of Concerned Scientists and Abt Associates. He has a master's degree in energy policy from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.