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Monisha Shah

Researcher IV-Policy Analysis


Monisha Shah is a member of the Washington D.C. Office's Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Energy, environmental, and economic modeling and analysis
Benefits analysis (environmental, economic, health)
Strategic analysis, program development and management, international capacity building

Research Interests

International and domestic climate change policy
Intersections between energy, environment, and economics
The impact of climate change and energy policy design on the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy
Strategies to mitigate both GHGs and local emissions and further economic development in China and other developing countries


M.S.E. in environmental engineering (systems analysis for public decision-making), Johns Hopkins University, 2004
B.S.E. in chemical engineering, University of Iowa, 2000
B.S. in economics, University of Iowa, 2000

Prior Work Experience

Research Associate, The Brattle Group, Washington, DC. (2004–2005)
Economist, U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. (2000–2004)

Featured Publications and Websites

Logan, J., P. Sullivan, W. Short, L. Bird, T.L. James, and M.R. Shah. 2009. Evaluating a Proposed 20% National Renewable Portfolio Standard. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A2-45161.

Shah, M. and L. Bird. "Federal RPS Bill Comparison." Paper presented at National Conference of State Legislatures 2009 Spring Forum, Washington, D.C., April 2009.

Shah, M., R. Margolis, and C.M. Frisch. "Impacts of US Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Laws, Initiatives and R&D Investments on US CO2 Emissions." Paper presented at EUEC 2009, Phoenix, AZ, February 2009.

Shah, M. and S. Guttikunda. "GHG and Air Pollution Co-benefits Analysis to Support Decision Making in Hyderabad, India." Paper presented at American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, CA, December 2008.

Basheda, G. with J. Baka, D. Azari, and M. Shah. 2004. Survey of Transmission Siting Practices in the
Prepared by The Brattle Group for Edison Electric Institute, November.

Lillis, K. and M. Shah. 2003. International Energy Outlook 2003: Electricity. Energy Information Administration, DOE/EIA-0484(2003).

Shah, M. Book Review, Georgetown Public Policy Review. Corporate Power and the Environment 8, no. 2 (Spring 2003).

Lillis, K. and M. Shah. 2002. International Energy Outlook 2002: Electricity. Washington, D.C.: Energy Information Administration. DOE/EIA-0484(2002).

Full list of Monisha Shah publications (NREL).