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Bethany Speer

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Bethany Speer is a member of the Market and Policy Impact Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Renewable Energy Market, Finance, and Policy Analyst
On staff since November 2009
Phone number: 303-384-7421

Areas of expertise

  • International economic policy
  • Climate change mitigation policies and trade issues
  • International relations and development

Primary research interests

  • Project finance
  • Markets
  • Climate change mitigation policies

Education and background training

  • M.A. in global finance, trade and economic integration, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2009
  • B.A. in International studies and music, University of Denver, Colorado, 2009 (dual-degree with M.A.)

Prior work experience

  • Intern, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado (September 2008 - November 2009)
  • Intern, Association of Concentration Camp Torture Survivors and Zena Zenema, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Selected publications

Cochran, J.; Denholm, P.; Speer, B.; Miller, M. (2015). Grid Integration and the Carrying Capacity of the U.S. Grid to Incorporate Variable Renewable Energy. NREL Report No. TP-6A20-62607.

Speer, B.; Economy, R.; Lowder, T.; Schwabe, P.; Regenthal, S. (2014). Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International Applications. 64 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61477.

Speer, B. (2012). Residential Solar Photovoltaics: Comparison of Financing Benefits, Innovations, and Options. 72 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-51644.

Speer, B. (2011). First Known Use of QECBs will Save Yolo County at Least $8.7 Million Over the Next 25 Years, Energy Analysis (Revised) (Brochure). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 4 pp.; NREL Report No. BR-6A20-49450.

Speer, B.; Koenig, R. (2010). Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing of Renewables and Efficiency: Fact Sheet Series on Financing Renewable Energy Projects (Brochure). Energy Analysis. 4 pp.; NREL Report No. BR-6A2-47097.

Speer, B.; Mendelsohn, M.; Cory, K. (2010). Insuring Solar Photovoltaics: Challenges and Possible Solutions (Revised). 53 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-46932.

Kollins, K.; Speer, B.; Cory, K. (2009). Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners. 55 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-46723.

Full list of Bethany Speer publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Music, the great outdoors, reading, cooking, travel, doggies