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Jeff Cook

Renewable Energy Policy and Market Analyst

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Jeff Cook is a member of the Market & Policy Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

State and local policy approaches and opportunities
Solar cost reduction opportunities
Domestic electricity markets
Corporate renewable procurement

Research Interests

State and Local Clean Energy Policy Impact Analysis
Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Strategies
Clean Energy Technology Cost Reduction and Market Expansion Opportunities
Economic Impacts of Clean Energy Policy and Technology


Ph.D. in Political Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2017
M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, 2012
B.S. in Political Science, Environmental Politics and Policy, and Public Administration, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, 2011

Prior Work Experience

Instructor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2015 – 2017)
Graduate Research Intern, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO (2014 – 2017)
Research Associate, Center for the New Energy Economy, Fort Collins, CO (2013 – 2017)

Featured Work

Clean Energy-Related Economic Development Policy across the States: Establishing a 2016 Baseline, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Clean Energy in City Codes: A Baseline Analysis of Municipal Codification across the United States, NREL Technical Report (2017)

Navajo Generating Station & Federal Resource Planning Volume 1: Sectoral, Technical, and Economic Trends, NREL Report (2016)

Transportation of Large Wind Components: A Permitting and Regulatory Review, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Mexico’s Regulatory Engagement in Bulk Electric Power System Planning: An Overview of U.S. Practices and Tools, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Full list of Jeffrey Cook publications (NREL).