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Market and Policy Impact Analysis

The following includes summary bios of staff expertise and interests in analysis related to electric regulation and policy; transportation market, fuels, and policies; economic impact; advanced financial analytic methods; international markets; R&D program benefits assessment; portfolio and risk assessment and green power and renewable energy certificate (REC) markets.

Team Lead: Jeffery Logan
Administrative Support: Karla LeComte

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Lori Bird

Senior Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Market analysis
  • Policy analysis

Primary research interests

  • Green power marketing
  • Renewable energy policy

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Sarah (Busche) Booth

Energy Analyst & India Analysis Project Lead

Areas of expertise

  • Domestic and international clean energy policy
  • Municipal climate mitigation strategies
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency for islands

Primary research interests

  • Interaction between local and state clean energy policy
  • Domestic and international local climate mitigation and strategic energy planning
  • Renewable energy deployment in developing countries

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Caroline Uriarte Chapman

Energy Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Modeling of the US power market using GAMS

Primary research interests

  • Electricity market
  • Renewable energy

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Jaquelin Cochran

Senior Energy Analyst - Section Supervisor

Areas of expertise

  • Grid integration of renewable energy, demand response
  • Natural gas and renewable energy
  • International energy efficiency
  • Energy and development

Primary research interests

  • Policy and market analyses in support of grid integration
  • Low emissions development strategies

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Sadie Cox

International Energy Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • International market analysis
  • Low emissions development planning
  • International coordination to support climate programs

Primary research interests

  • Energy and development
  • Renewable energy markets in Africa
  • Microfinance in West African countries
  • Ecological innovation

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Sean Esterly

Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • International clean energy policy analysis
  • Micro- and mini-grid policy and regulation
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency for islands

Primary research interests

  • Distributed generation
  • Rural electrification
  • Energy access

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Francisco Flores-Espino

Energy Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Electric power market analysis
  • State and federal energy policy and regulation
  • Project-level financial analysis and modeling

Primary research interests

  • Economic impacts of renewable energy deployment
  • Policy influence on energy markets

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Jenny Heeter

Energy Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Market analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • Utility regulation and analysis

Primary research interests

  • Voluntary green power market
  • Renewable energy certificate markets and pricing
  • Solar renewable energy certificate markets
  • Renewable energy and carbon accounting

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David Hurlbut

Senior Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Policy and legislative analysis
  • Statistical analysis and econometrics
  • Optimization modeling
  • Cost-benefit analysis

Primary research interests

  • Economic incentives and market behavior affecting energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment
  • State policies for energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Coordinating state and federal renewable energy policies within multi-state regional transmission organizations
  • Competitive electricity markets
  • Renewable energy infrastructure issues

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David Keyser

Research Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Economic impact studies
  • Time series analysis
  • Analysis of labor and demographic data

Primary research interests

  • Static and dynamic economic impact models
  • Labor data estimation
  • Econometric modeling and forecasting
  • Regional economics

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Eric Lantz

Energy Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Economic development impacts analysis
  • State and federal policy analysis

Primary research interests

  • Policy applications for expanding renewable energy markets
  • Evaluating economic and fiscal impacts of macro-level energy decisions
  • Social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructure

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Jeffrey Logan

Senior Energy Analyst - Group Manager

Areas of expertise

  • Clean energy policy analysis
  • Carbon mitigation
  • Energy security
  • Chinese energy policy and markets

Primary research interests

  • Clean energy and carbon markets
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Linkages between climate mitigation and energy security

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Travis Lowder

Energy Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Clean energy policy analysis
  • Carbon mitigation
  • Energy security
  • Chinese energy policy and markets

Primary research interests

  • Clean energy and carbon markets
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Linkages between climate mitigation and energy security

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Joyce McLaren

Senior Energy Analyst

Areas of Expertise & Primary Research Interests

  • Renewable energy policy and program design
  • Innovative business models for expanded distributed generation
  • Utility planning and programs for renewable energy
  • State and local technical assistance for renewable energy and efficiency
  • International policy comparisons
  • Collaborative methods for conflict resolution regarding energy choices
  • Social and cultural issues affecting energy development and use

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Michael Mendelsohn

Senior Financial Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Renewable energy financing
  • Loan Guarantee program
  • Treasury Grant program
  • Utility-scale solar development
  • Electric vehicle deployment and cost-effectiveness

Primary research interests

  • Improving government incentives to stimulate RE development
  • Costs and benefits of wide-scale EV deployment
  • Comparison of international incentives
  • Distributed storage

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Mackay Miller

Technology Innovation Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Manages international collaborations with China, Mexico, India, and South Africa
  • Grid integration of renewable energy, smart grid deployment, and policy and regulatory issues across the clean energy spectrum
  • Leads NREL support for the International Smart Grid Action Network and coordinates the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative
  • Coordinates several bilateral and multilateral initiatives including the US-China Renewable Energy Partnership and 21st Century Power Partnership
  • Quantitative social network analysis of innovation pathways
  • Financial analysis and modeling

Primary research interests

  • Domestic and International RD&D collaboration
  • Public-private networks of technology commercialization
  • Policy frameworks to accelerate innovation

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Paul Schwabe

Energy and Financial Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Electricity market financial analysis
  • Natural gas volume and revenue forecasting
  • Energy efficiency and conservation, including electric and natural gas rate decoupling

Primary research interests

  • Market penetration and financial incentives
  • Statistical modeling and data analysis

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Bethany Speer

Renewable Energy Market, Finance, and Policy Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • International economic policy
  • Climate change mitigation policies and trade issues
  • International relations and development

Primary research interests

  • Project finance
  • Markets
  • Climate change mitigation policies

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