Shannon Cowlin is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.
Senior Project Leader - Sustainability Section Supervisor
On staff since 2007
Phone number: 303-384-7522
Areas of expertise
- Analysis of renewable resource potential for development goals
- Energy poverty and gender impacts of energy choices
- GHG emissions, air quality and public health impacts of energy use
Primary research interests
- Energy poverty and gender and energy
- Energy use, emissions, and health
- Renewable potential
- Renewable and appropriate energy applications
- Outreach and capacity building
Education and background training
- M.S. in environmental health sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
- B.A. in environmental engineering science, University of California, Berkeley, 2000
Prior work experience
- Epidemiologist, Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center. (2006-2007)
- Graduate Student Researcher, University of California. (2004-2006)
- Consultant, World Bank. (2004-2005)
- Associate, ENVIRON (2001-2003)
Selected publications and Web sites
Gilman, P.; Cowlin, S.; Heimiller, D. (2009). "Potential for Development of Solar and Wind Resource in Bhutan." 44 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-46547.
Cowlin, S.; Heimiller, D.; Bilello, D.; Renne, D. (2008). "Technical Potential of Solar Energy to Address Energy Poverty and Avoid GHG Emissions in Africa (Poster)." 1 p.; NREL Report No. PO-6A2-44259.
Cowlin, S.C., R.B. Kaufmann, R. Edwards, K.R. Smith. (2005). Impact of Improved Stoves on Indoor Air Quality in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), World Bank, Washington DC. (PDF 955 KB)
Smith, K.R., J. Rogers, S.C. Cowlin. (2005). Household Fuels and Ill-Health in Developing Countries: What improvements can be brought by LP Gas? World LP Gas Association and Intermediate Technology Development Group (Practical Action), Paris. 59 pp.
Full list of Shannon Cowlin publications (NREL)
Outdoor activities (cycling, hiking, camping) and the arts.