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Laura Vimmerstedt

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Laura Vimmerstedt is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Senior Environmental Analyst - Transportation, Fuels, and Environmental Impacts Section Supervisor
On staff since 1994
Phone number: 303-384-7346
E-mail: laura.vimmerstedt@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Climate change policy analysis
  • Renewable energy modeling
  • Air-quality regulatory implications for energy technologies

Primary research interests

  • Environmental effects of energy technologies and systems
  • Impact of policies and environmental issues on renewable energy markets

Education and background training

  • M.S. in environmental studies, 1993, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A. in chemistry, 1989, Oberlin College

Prior work experience

  • Air Basics, Inc. (1994)
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (1992-1993)

Other affiliations

  • Elected to Sigma Xi, 1989

Selected publications

Vimmerstedt, L. J.; Bush, B.; Peterson, S. (2012). Ethanol Distribution, Dispensing, and Use: Analysis of a Portion of the Biomass-to-Biofuels Supply Chain Using System Dynamics. PLoS One. Vol. 7(5), May 2012; 18 pp.; NREL Report No. JA-6A2-47590. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0035082

Vimmerstedt, L.; Brown, A.; Heath, G.; Mai, T.; Ruth, M.; Melaina, M.; Simpkins, T.; Steward, D.; Warner, E.; Bertram, K.; Plotkin, S.; Patel, D.; Stephens, T.; Vyas, A. (2012). High Penetration of Renewable Energy in the Transportation Sector: Scenarios, Barriers, and Enablers; Preprint. 9 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-54442.

Showalter, S.; Wood, F.; Vimmerstedt, L. (2010). Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research, Development, and Deployment in Meeting Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Goals: The Case of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007 (S.2191). 42 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-47213.

Kreycik, C.; Vimmerstedt, L.; Doris, E. (2010). Framework for State-Level Renewable Energy Market Potential Studies. 21 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-46264.

Mosey, G.; Vimmerstedt, L. (2009). Renewable Electricity Benefits Quantification Methodology: A Request for Technical Assistance from the California Public Utilities Commission. 52 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-45639.

Byrnett, D. S.; Mulholland, D.; Zinsmeister, E.; Doris, E.; Milbrandt, A.; Robichaud. R.; Stanley, R.; Vimmerstedt, L. (2009). State Bioenergy Primer: Information and Resources for States on Issues, Opportunities, and Options for Advancing Bioenergy. 104 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-44688; EPA 430-R-09-024.

Mosey, G.; Heimiller, D.; Dahle, D.; Vimmerstedt, L.; Brady-Sabeff, L. (2007). Converting Limbo Lands to Energy-Generating Stations: Renewable Energy Technologies on Underused, Formerly Contaminated Sites. 45 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-640-41522; EPA/600/R-08-023.

Bluestein, J.; Salerno, E.; Bird, L.; Vimmerstedt, L. (2006). Incorporating Wind Generation in Cap and Trade Programs. 52 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-500-40006.

Arent, D.; Benioff, R.; Mosey, G.; Bird, L.; Brown, J.; Brown, E.; Vimmerstedt, L.; Aabakken, J.; Parks, K.; Lapsa, M.; Davis, S.; Olszewski, M.; Cox, D.; McElhaney, K.; Hadley, S.; Hostick, D.; Nicholls, A.; McDonald, S.; Holloman, B. (2006). Energy Sector Market Analysis. 51 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-620-40541.

Full list of Laura Vimmerstedt publications (NREL)