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Dr. Doug Arent  

Executive Director, Joint Institution for Strategic Energy Analysis, The National Renewable Energy Labratory

Dr. Doug Arent is Executive Director of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He specializes in strategic planning and financial analysis competencies; clean energy technologies and energy and water issues; and international and governmental policies.

In addition, he is an author, expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy and member of the US Government Review Panel for the IPCC Reports on Climate Change and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

He was appointed in 2008 to serve on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change. He is on the Executive Council of the U.S. Association of Energy Economists, is a Member of the Keystone Energy Board and is on the Advisory Board of E+Co, a public purpose investment company that supports sustainable development across the globe. Dr. Arent serves on the Chancellor’s Committee on Energy, Environment and Sustainability Carbon Neutrality Group, University of Colorado. He was the chair of the Quantitative Work Group in support of the Clean and Diversified Energy Advisory Council of the Western Governor’s Association.

Previously, Dr. Arent was Director of the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at NREL from 2006-2010. Prior to joining NREL, he was a management consultant to clean energy companies, providing strategy, development and market counsel. Dr. Arent has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, an MBA from Regis University, and a bachelor’s of science from Harvey Mudd College in California.

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