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Daniel Steinberg

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Daniel Steinberg is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy and Environmental Analyst
On staff since September 2009
Phone number: 303-275-4287
E-mail: daniel.steinberg@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Modeling of interactions between climate change and the energy sector
  • Climate change policy analysis
  • Econometrics
  • GIS/Remote Sensing

Primary research interests

  • Interrelationship between energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy
  • Environmental and energy market impacts of energy and environmental policy
  • Impacts of climate change on global energy supply and demand

Education and background training

  • M.E.Sc in environmental economics and energy analysis, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2009
  • B.A. in earth and atmospheric sciences, Cornell University, 2004

Prior work experience

  • Visiting Researcher, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria (2008)
  • Research Assistant, The Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA (2004-2007)
  • Research Assistant, Long Term Ecological Research Site, Toolik, AK (2002, 2003)

Selected publications

Steinberg, D.; Porro, G.; Goldberg, M. (2012). Preliminary Analysis of the Jobs and Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy Projects Supported by the §1603 Treasury Grant Program. 33 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-52739.

Palmer, K.; Paul, A.; Woerman, M.; Steinberg, D. C. (2011). Federal Policies for Renewable Electricity: Impacts and Interactions. Energy Policy. Vol. 39 (7), July 2011; pp. 3975-3591; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-52457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.01.035

Goetz, S. J.; Steinberg, D.; Betts, M. G.; Holmes, R. T.; Doran, P. J.; Dubayah, R.; Hofton, M. (2010). Lidar Remote Sensing Variables Predict Breeding Habitat of a Neotropical Migrant Bird. Ecology. Vol. 91 (6), 2010; pp. 1569-1576; NREL Report No. JA-6A2-49073. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/09-1670.1

Steinberg, D.C.; S.J. Goetz. (2009). "Assessment and extension of the MODIS FPAR products in temperate forests of the eastern United States." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30 (1): 167-187.

Goetz, S.J., and D.C. Steinberg. (2007). "Laser remote sensing of canopy habitat heterogeneity as a predictor of bird species richness in an eastern temperate forest, USA." Remote Sensing of Environment, 108 (3): 254-263.

Steinberg, D.C., S.J. Goetz, and E.J. Hyer. (2006). "Validation of MODIS FPAR products in boreal forests of Alaska." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44 (7): 1818-1828.

Full list of Daniel Steinberg publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Music, food, dogs, homebrewing