Douglas Foy ’69 legal advisor at Fuel Freedom Foundation
Douglas Foy has joined the Fuel Freedom Foundation policy team, serving as senior legal advisor to the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Fuel Freedom’s aim is to direct dependency away from oil and open the fuel market to alternatives such as methanol, ethanol, natural gas and electric vehicles.
Foy is president of Serrafix Corporation, a consulting company that provide strategies, models and policies to advance clean energy, sustainable development and smart transportation. He is the former secretary of the Massachusetts Office for Commonwealth Development under Mitt Romney. Previously, for 25 years, he was president of the Conservation Law Foundation, a New England environmental advocacy organization. Foy has been influential in developing plans for improved transportation services, climate protection, limits on power plant emissions and requirements for energy efficiency in cars, buildings and appliances in Massachusetts. He helped to form the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an agreement among nine northeast states to create a carbon-trading market for all power plants in the region.
A graduate of Harvard Law School and Princeton University with a BSE in electrical engineering, Foy has been recognized during his career for his forward-thinking contributions. He received the Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award from President George H.W. Bush in 1992, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson Award in 1995 and the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II of England in 2009. He also is known for initiating the lawsuit that led to the cleanup of Boston Harbor.