Miriam Horn helped found and build the Smart Power Program at EDF, working with Pecan Street, smart-grid industry leaders, utilities, and state and federal regulators to ensure that grid investments maximize consumer and environmental benefits. In 2012, Ms. Horn’s team won the Zayed Future Energy Prize for impact, long-term vision, leadership and innovation in renewable energy and sustainability.
With EDF President Fred Krupp, Miriam Horn co-authored the New York Times bestseller Earth: the Sequel, The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming (Norton, 2008). Chosen a "best book of the year" by Fast Company, the book was the basis for a Discovery Channel documentary. Horn is now at work on another project with Mr. Krupp.
Horn has contributed to three books on the smart grid: Smart Grids: Infrastructure, Technology and Solutions (CRC Press); Broadband Networks, Smart Grids and Climate Change (Springer); and Green Energy Economies (John Byrne and Young-Doo Wang, editors, forthcoming)
Ms. Horn holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and studied Environmental Science at Columbia University. She worked for the U.S. Forest Service and has written for The New York Times, The New Republic and Vanity Fair. In 1998, she was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.
She is also the author of Rebels in White Gloves; Coming of Age with Hillary’s Class – Wellesley ’69 (Times Books 1999)
B.S., Harvard University, magna cum laude