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Aaron Levine

Senior Legal and Regulatory Analyst

Aaron.Levine@nrel.gov | 303-275-3855

Aaron Levine is a member of the Technology Systems & Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental laws and regulations
Energy facility siting and transmission laws and regulations
Natural resource leasing and acquisition
Legal impacts on renewable energy development
Legal and policy research

Research Interests

Renewable energy and transmission project development

Education

LL.M in environmental and natural resources law and policy (specialization in energy law and policy), University of Denver College of Law, Denver, CO, 2012
J.D. with environmental and natural resources law certificate, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS, 2010
B.A. in political science and philosophy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2006

Prior Work Experience

Regulatory Analysis RPP, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
Law Clerk, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS

Featured Publications

Levine, Aaron, Taylor L. Curtis, Borna Kazerooni. 2017. Regulatory Approaches for Adding Capacity to Existing Hydropower Facilities. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory: NREL/TP-6A20-70121.

Levine, Aaron, Taylor L. Curtis. Future of Baseload Renewable Energy: Efforts to Streamline Geothermal and Hydropower Permitting and Regulation. American Bar Association – Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (2016).

Levine, Aaron, Jeff Cook. Transportation of Large Wind Components: A Permitting and Regulatory Review. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory: NREL/TP-6A20-66998 (2016).

Young, Katherine R., Kermit Witherbee, Aaron Levine, Adam Keller, Jeremy Balu, and Mitchell Bennett. Geothermal Permitting and NEPA Timelines. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions 38 (2014): 893-904. NREL/CP-6A20-61973.

Full list of Aaron Levine publications (NREL).