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Ethan Warner

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Ethan Warner is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Sustainability Analyst
On staff since August 2009
Phone number: 303-384-7471

Areas of expertise

  • Life cycle assessment
  • System dynamics modeling
  • Energy policy
  • Policy analysis
  • Risk analysis

Primary research interests

  • System dynamics modeling of renewable technologies and energy systems
  • Technological, social, economic, and environmental impacts of energy policy
  • Sustainability and life cycle assessment

Education and background training

  • M.S. in science, technology and environmental policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • B.S. in biology, society and the environment, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2006

Prior work experience

  • Model Developer, University of Minnesota and Great Plains Institute, Minneapolis, MN (2008-2009)
  • Research Assistant, Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2007-2008)
  • Laboratory Manager/Laboratory Technician, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (2006-2008)

Other affiliations

  • Member of the System Dynamics Society

Selected publications

Warner, E. S.; Heath, G. A. (2012). Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Nuclear Electricity Generation: Systematic Review and Harmonization. Journal of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 16(Supplement 1), April 2012; pp. S73-S92; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-48514.

"Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, Chapter 2. Bioenergy." (2011). Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). [O. Edenhofer, R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, K. Seyboth, P. Matschoss, S. Kadner, T. Zwickel, P. Eickemeier, G. Hansen, S. Schlömer, C. von Stechow (eds)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Warner, E.; McFarlane, D.; Taff, S.J. (2011). "Minnesota Low Carbon Fuels Standard Study: Policy Interactions Modeling." IN: Minnesota Low Carbon Fuels Standard Study: Final Report, prepared for Minnesota Department of Commerce, Contract No. 24112, June.

Warner, E.; Heath, G.; O'Donoughue, P. (2010). "Harmonization of Energy Generation Life Cycle Assessments (LCA): FY2010 LCA Milestone Report, November 2010." 17 pp.; NREL Report No. MP-6A20- 47492.

Warner, E., M. Riebe, J. Kuzma. (2006). "Moving Toward Sustainable Energy Systems." University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute's Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Paths to Progress - Workshop II. October 24-25.

Full list of Ethan Warner's publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Hiking, biking, music, cooking, politics, fiction and non-fiction books