Scott Belding is a researcher in the Integrated Decision Support group, analyzing clean energy policies both domestically and abroad, informing policymaker decisions, and finding innovative pathways to effectively deploy clean energy. He was once a graduate research intern at NREL, studying energy resilience for U.S. Department of Defense bases, creating a model to support microgrid request for qualification assessments, and distilling cybersecurity protocols.
Local, state, and national energy policy
Energy modeling and data analysis
Energy access and equity
Long-term electricity storage
Transmission infrastructure and grid integration
Disruptive transportation technologies
Energy resilience and security
Natural capitalism and end-use efficiency
Communication strategies and cognitive biases
M.P.A., Energy & Environment, Columbia University
M.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Chemistry, University of San Diego
Prior to NREL, Scott researched energy use in the aluminum sector, explored solar energy disaster resilience in the Dominican Republic, and analyzed pipeline sustainability practices. Before his energy career, Scott was a craft beer brewer in San Diego and Nepal.