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Kathleen Nawaz

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Kathleen Nawaz is a Senior Advisor for the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the Washington D.C. Office.

Senior Advisor
On staff since 2001
Phone number: 202-488-2218

Areas of Expertise

  • Global climate change and renewable energy
  • Co-benefits/development impact analysis
  • Low carbon transportation

Research Interests

  • Low emissions development planning and analysis
  • Energy and international development


  • M.E.M. in environmental management, Duke University
  • B.A. in environmental studies/geology, Franklin & Marshall College, 1979

Prior Work Experience

  • Supervisor, Strategic Energy Analysis, NREL, Washington D.C.
  • Senior Project Leader, NREL, Washington D.C.
  • Manager of Business Operations, Echo Technologies, Inc., Alexandria, Va.
  • Project Manager, L-3 Communications Titan Group, Tysons Corner, Va.
  • Member of the Technical Staff, Aerospace Corporation, Washington, D.C.
  • Market Researcher, Business Communications Company, Stamford, Conn.
  • Research Assistant, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland

Featured Publications and Websites

Cox, S., K. Nawaz, and D. Sandor. 2015. Development Impact Assessment (DIA) Case Study: South Africa. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61757