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Bethany Speer

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Bethany Speer is a member of the Market & Policy 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
E-mail: bethany.speer@nrel.gov

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

Speer, Bethany, David Keyser, Suzanne Tegen. 2016. Floating Offshore Wind in California: Gross Potential for Jobs and Economic Impacts from Two Future Scenarios. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-65352.

Jimenez, Tony, David Keyser, Suzanne Tegen, Bethany Speer. 2016. Floating Offshore Wind in Oregon: Potential for Jobs and Economic Impacts from Two Future Scenarios. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-65421.

Cochran, J., P. Denholm, B. Speer, and M. Miller. 2015. Grid Integration and the Carrying Capacity of the U.S. Grid to Incorporate Variable Renewable Energy. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-62607.

Speer, B., R. Economy, T. Lowder, P. Schwabe, and S. Regenthal. 2014. Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International Applications. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61477.

Speer, B. 2012. Residential Solar Photovoltaics: Comparison of Financing Benefits, Innovations, and Options. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/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). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A20-49450.

Speer, B. and R. Koenig. 2010. Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing of Renewables and Efficiency: Fact Sheet Series on Financing Renewable Energy Projects (Brochure). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A2-47097.

Speer, B., M. Mendelsohn, and K. Cory. 2010. Insuring Solar Photovoltaics: Challenges and Possible Solutions (Revised). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-46932.

Kollins, K., B. Speer, and K. Cory. 2009. Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-46723.

Full list of Bethany Speer publications (NREL)