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Lori Bird

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Lori Bird is a member of the Market and Policy Impact Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Senior Analyst
On staff since early 1999
Phone number: 303-384-7412
E-mail: lori.bird@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Market analysis
  • Policy analysis

Primary research interests

  • Renewable energy and carbon markets
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Interplay of emissions and renewables policies

Education and background training

  • M.E.S. in environmental management, 1997, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Management
  • B.A. in economics and environmental studies, 1991, Indiana University

Prior work experience

  • Contractor, U.S. Department of Energy, Denver Regional Support Office, Golden, Colorado (1997-1998)
  • Hagler Bailly Consulting, Boulder, Colorado (1991-1995)

Other affiliations

  • Member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
  • Member of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society
  • Member of Environmental Markets Association

Selected publications

Bird, L.; Milligan, M. (2012). Lessons from Large-Scale Renewable Energy Integration Studies: Preprint. 9 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-54666.

Bird, L.; Sumner, J. (2011). Using Renewable Energy Purchases to Achieve Institutional Carbon Goals: A Review of Current Practices and Considerations. 44 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-49938.

Bird, L.; Chapman, C.; Logan, J.; Sumner, J.; Short, W. (2011). Evaluating Renewable Portfolio Standards and Carbon Cap Scenarios in the U.S. Electric Sector. Energy Policy. Vol. 39(5), May 2011; pp. 2573-2585; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-50749. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.02.025

Bird, L., L. Dagher, and B. Swezey, 2007. Green Power Marketing in the United States: A Status Report (Tenth Edition), NREL/TP-670-42502. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, December. (PDF 2.1 MB)

Bird, L. and M. Kaiser, 2007. Trends in Utility Green Pricing Programs (2006), NREL/TP-670-42287. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, October. (PDF 786 KB)

Bird, L. and E. Lokey, 2007. Interaction of Compliance and Voluntary Renewable Energy Markets, NREL/ TP-670-42096. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, October. (PDF 1.1 MB)

Bird, L., E. Holt and G Carroll, 2007. Implications of Carbon Regulation for Green Power Markets, NREL/TP-640-41076, April. (PDF 983 KB)

Full list of Lori Bird publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Ultimate Frisbee, skiing, mountain biking, hiking