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Jeff Logan

Chief Analyst

Jeffrey.Logan@nrel.gov | 303-384-7474

Jeffrey Logan is the Chief Analyst in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

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

Research Interests

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

Education

M.S. in environmental science and Master in Public Administration, 1995, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
B.S. in aerospace engineering and B.A. in general arts and sciences, 1985, Pennsylvania State University

Prior Work Experience

in energy policy, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC (2007–2008)
Senior energy analyst, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC (20052007)
Senior energy analyst, International Energy Agency, Paris (20032005)
Scientist, Advanced International Studies Unit, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington, DC (19972003)
Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal and China (19871992)

Featured Publications

Cole, Wesley, Ross Beppler, Owen Zinaman, and Jeffrey Logan. 2016. Considering the Role of Natural Gas in the Deep Decarbonization of the U.S. Electricity SectorPDF. Natural Gas and the Evolving U.S. Power Sector Monograph Series: Number 2. NREL/TP-6A50-64654.

Logan, J., G. Heath, J. Macknick, E. Paranhos, W. Boyd, and K. Carlson. 2013. Executive Summary - Natural Gas and the Transformation of the U.S. Energy Sector: ElectricityPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/BR-6A50-57702.

Mai, T., J. Logan, N. Blair, P. Sullivan, and M. Bazilian. 2013. RE-ASSUME: A Decision Maker's Guide to Evaluating Energy Scenarios, Modeling, and AssumptionsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-58493.

Logan, J., A. Lopez, T. Mai, C. Davidson, M. Bazilian, and D. Arent. "Natural Gas Scenarios in the U.S. Power Sector." Energy Economics 40, (November 2013): 183-95. NREL/JA-6A50-57087. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2013.06.008

Lee, A., O. Zinaman, J. Logan, M. Bazilian, D. Arent, and R.L. Newmark. "Interactions, Complementarities and Tensions at the Nexus of Natural Gas and Renewable Energy." Electricity Journal 25, no. 10 (December 2012): 38-48. NREL/JA-6A50-56674. doi:10.1016/j.tej.2012.10.021

Lee, A., O. Zinaman, and J. Logan. 2012. Opportunities for Synergy Between Natural Gas and Renewable Energy in the Electric Power and Transportation SectorsPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A50-56324.

Logan, J., G. Heath, J. Macknick, E. Paranhos, W. Boyd, and K. Carlson. 2012. Natural Gas and the Transformation of the U.S. Energy Sector: ElectricityPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A50-55538.

Denholm, P., A. Dillon, E. Drury, G. Glatzmaier, J. Logan, M. Melaina, J. Neubauer, D. Reindl, S. Santhanagopalan, K. Smith, D. Steward, and S. Succar. 2012. Energy Storage for Power Grids and Electric Transportation: A Technology AssessmentPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-51252.

Bird, L., C. Chapman, J. Logan, J. Sumner, and W. Short. "Evaluating Renewable Portfolio Standards and Carbon Cap Scenarios in the U.S. Electric Sector." Energy Policy. 39, no. 5 (May 2011): 2573-85. NREL/JA-6A20-50749. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.02.025

Logan, J., P. Sullivan, W. Short, L. Bird, T.L. James, and M.R. Shah. 2009. Evaluating a Proposed 20% National Renewable Portfolio StandardPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL Report No. TP-6A2-45161.

Logan, J. and T.L. James. 2009. Comparative Review of a Dozen National Energy Plans: Focus on Renewable and Efficient EnergyPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-45046.

Full list of Jeffrey Logan publications (NREL).