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Bethany Speer

Researcher III-Decision Support Analysis

Bethany.Speer@nrel.gov | 303-384-7421

Bethany Speer is a member of the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

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

Research Interests

Project finance
Markets
Climate change mitigation policies

Education

M.A. in global finance, trade and economic integration, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2009
B.A. in International studies and music, University of Denver, Colorado, 2009 (dual-degree with M.A.)

Prior Work Experience

Intern, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado (September 2008–November 2009)
Intern, Association of Concentration Camp Torture Survivors and Zena Zenema, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Featured Publications

Speer, Bethany, David Keyser, Suzanne Tegen. 2016. Floating Offshore Wind in California: Gross Potential for Jobs and Economic Impacts from Two Future ScenariosPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-65352.

Jimenez, Tony, David Keyser, Suzanne Tegen, Bethany Speer. 2016. Floating Offshore Wind in Oregon: Potential for Jobs and Economic Impacts from Two Future ScenariosPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-5000-65421.

Cochran, J., P. Denholm, B. Speer, and M. Miller. 2015. Grid Integration and the Carrying Capacity of the U.S. Grid to Incorporate Variable Renewable EnergyPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-62607.

Speer, B., R. Economy, T. Lowder, P. Schwabe, and S. Regenthal. 2014. Geothermal Exploration Policy Mechanisms: Lessons for the United States from International ApplicationsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61477.

Speer, B. 2012. Residential Solar Photovoltaics: Comparison of Financing Benefits, Innovations, and OptionsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-51644.

Speer, B. 2011. First Known Use of QECBs will Save Yolo County at Least $8.7 Million Over the Next 25 Years, Energy AnalysisPDF (Revised) (Brochure). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A20-49450.

Speer, B. and R. Koenig. 2010. Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing of Renewables and Efficiency: Fact Sheet Series on Financing Renewable Energy ProjectsPDF (Brochure). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A2-47097.

Speer, B., M. Mendelsohn, and K. Cory. 2010. Insuring Solar Photovoltaics: Challenges and Possible SolutionsPDF (Revised). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-46932.

Kollins, K., B. Speer, and K. Cory. 2009. Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System OwnersPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-46723.

Full list of Bethany Speer publications (NREL).