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Daniel Steinberg

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

Senior Policy and Economic Analyst - Electricity Planning Section Supervisor
On staff since September 2009
Phone number: 303-275-4287

Areas of expertise

  • Energy policy and regulatory analysis
  • Econometric analysis
  • Modeling of interactions between climate change and the energy sector

Primary research interests

  • 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

Clinton, B.; Brown, A.; Davidson, C.; Steinberg, D. (2015). Impact of Direct Financial Incentives in the Emerging Battery Electric Vehicle Market: A Preliminary Analysis (Presentation). 26 pp.; NREL Presentation No. PR-6A20-63263

Davidson, C.; Steinberg, D.C.; and Margolis, R. (2015). "Exploring the market for third-party-owned residential photovoltaic systems: insights from lease and power-purchase agreement contract structures and costs in California." Environmental Research Letters. 10(2).

Paranhos, E.; Kozak, T.G.; Boyd, W.; Bradbury, J.; Steinberg, D.C.; Arent, D.J. (2015). Controlling Methane Emissions in the Natural Gas Sector: A Review of Federal and State Regulatory Frameworks Governing Production, Gathering, Processing, Transmission, and Distribution. NREL Report No. TP-6A50-63416.

Steinberg, D.C.; and Boyd, E. (2015). Energy efficiency under alternative carbon policies: incentives, measurement, and interregional effects. 44 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-64390

Lantz, E.; Steinberg, D.C.; Mendelsohn, M.; Zinaman, O.; James, T.; Porro, G.; Hand, M.; Mai, T.; Logan, J.; Heeter, J.; and Bird, L. (2014). Implications of a PTC Extension on U.S. Wind Deployment. 32pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61663.

Steinberg, D.C.; and Zinaman, O. (2014). State Energy Efficiency Resource Standards – design, status, and impacts. 43pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61023.

Davidson, C.; and Steinberg, D.C. (2013). "Evaluating the impact of third-party price reporting and other drivers on residential photovoltaic price estimates." Energy Policy. Vol. 62, August 2013; pp. 752-761; NREL Report No. JA-5200-57765.

Mignone, B.; Alfstad, T.; Bergmann, A.; Dubin, K.; Duke, R.; Friley, P.; Martinez, A.; Mowers, M.; Palmer, K.; Paul, A.; Showalter, S.; Steinberg, D.C.; Woerman, M.; Wood, F. (2012). "Cost-effectiveness and economic incidence of a clean energy standard." Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy. 1(3).

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.

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.

Steinberg, D.C. (2010). "Estimating the impacts of climate change on electricity consumption in Europe." White paper.

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, woodworking, dogs, running... not necessarily in that order