Energy, Economic, and Resources Sectors Assessment, Analysis and Modeling

We conduct and build in-country capacity and tools to conduct sector-level strategic assessments, and quantitative impact analysis of individual policy options and mechanisms against performance objectives such as economic growth (GDP, income, jobs), energy, resource and GHG emissions. We help form local technical teams and expert work groups and install broad range policy planning and local modeling capacity and tools for country-driven decision making. Our analysis and modeling capabilities include:

  1. Energy supply and demand at the regional long term and local short term levels, including power supply systems modeling, energy supply and demand forecasts, and renewable energy resource and zones assessments
  2. Natural resources supply and demand, including land use, forest biomass, water, waste resources systems at the regional long term and local short term levels
  3. Environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions, solid waste and wastewater generation, and terrestrial carbon management, including long term climate stabilization scenarios
  4. Economic integration and impacts, including micro-economic (direct implementation costs) and macro-economic impacts analysis (employment, gross domestic product, income)
  5. Equity impacts, including distributional effects of policy and implementation choices on gender, age, income, geograhic location, and business size

Key Programs: USAID EC LEDS; Mexico LEDS; US States Climate and Clean Energy Planning

Key Projects: Guatemala EC LEDS Project; Ukraine EC LEDS project; Coahuila Climate Action Plan; Africa LEDS; Minnesota Climate Strategies and Economic Opportunities; Oregon Foundational Energy Modeling; New York Climate Action Plan and Cost Curves; United States Security and Investment Project; Southern California Council of Governments Climate and Economic Development Project; West Coast Clean Energy Economy and Pacific Coast Collaborative; South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization Resources Assessment and GHG Inventory; University of South Florida, St. Pete Energy, Resources and GHG Emissions Baseline; Washington, DC Carbon Fee and Rebate Economic Impacts Analysis Project