NREL Conduit Blog

The NREL Conduit Blog discusses research relevant to state, local, and tribal governments. Contributing authors provide posts related to events, policy analysis, and decision support outcomes to inform the market in a credible and timely fashion.

Sherry Stout Takes the Lead as State, Local, Tribal Program Manager

June 17, 2022 by Kerrin Jeromin

Long-time NREL research engineer, Sherry Stout becomes the new laboratory program manager for NREL’s State, Local, and Tribal Program. Continue reading

Meet the State, Local, and Tribal Program Team: Chuck Kurnik

Jan. 10, 2022

In this blog, meet Chuck Kurnik, senior engineer and weatherization subprogram lead. Our “Meet the Team” blog series highlights the staff within NREL’s State, Local, and Tribal Program. Continue reading

New Report Provides Highlights of the State, Local, and Tribal Program Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2021

Dec. 9, 2021 by Brooke Van Zandt, Kerrin Jeromin

If NREL had to “show-and-tell” the human impacts of its work today, what would stand out? The State, Local, and Tribal Program (SLT) team’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 accomplishments would. Continue reading

Hot Topics: Voluntary Green Power Markets

March 7, 2016 by Alexandra Aznar

This STAT Chat podcast features Eric O’Shaughnessy, an analyst at the Strategic Energy Analysis Center, talking about voluntary green power markets. Continue reading

Hot Topics: Electric Vehicles and Solar Technology

Dec. 16, 2015 by Alexandra Aznar

This STAT Chat podcast features Alex Schroeder, a transportation technology deployment manager at NREL, talking about electric vehicles and how they interact with solar technology. Continue reading

Hot Topics Part Two: Cities, Energy Use, and Local Energy Decision Making

Nov. 4, 2015 by Alexandra Aznar, Erin Nobler

This STAT Chat podcast features Alexandra Anzar, a member of the solar technical assistance team at NREL, talking about the energy areas that cities are prioritizing, how they plan energy-related activities and measure their progress, and why cities adopt these practices to varying degrees. Continue reading

Solar Technical Assistance Team Profile: Eliza Hotchkiss

Oct. 12, 2015 by Eliza Hotchkiss

Eliza Hotchkiss, newly appointed Policy and Technical Assistance Section Supervisor, starts STAT’s new fiscal year by answering six questions about her work. Continue reading

Meet a Solar Expert: Caleb Rockenbaugh

Sept. 28, 2015 by Erin Nobler

This STAT Chat podcast features Caleb Rockenbaugh, an engineer for the Technical Assessment and Screening group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He talks about his role and details several of the projects that he's worked on through the country. Continue reading

Meet a Solar Expert Part One: Carolyn Davidson

Aug. 8, 2015 by Erin Nobler

This STAT Chat podcast features Carolyn Davidson, an economic analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), discussing data-driven market analysis and modeling as part of our Meet a Solar Expert series meant to give listeners a behind the scenes look at the working world of industry professionals. Continue reading

Marg Kelly's 35 Years in Review

May 11, 2015 by Sherry Stout

Marg Kelly of NREL's Market Partnerships and Tools group answers eight questions about renewable technology and her work at NREL over the past 35 years. Continue reading