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Ryan Wiser

renewable energy policies and markets: Energy Technologies Area

Media contacts: Julie Chao,, (510) 486-6491

Allan Chen,, (510) 486-4210


Ryan Wiser leads and conducts research in the planning, design, and evaluation of renewable energy policies, and on the costs, benefits, and market potential of renewable electricity sources. Wiser's recent analytic work has included studies on the economics of wind and solar power; the treatment of low-carbon supply options in utility resource planning; the impacts of higher penetrations of renewable energy on the electricity sector; the design of renewables portfolio standards; the risk mitigation value of renewable electricity; policy design for solar power; and customer surveys of willingness to pay for renewable energy.

Awards and Memberships

Through his work at Berkeley Lab, Wiser has become a well-known expert on the development and design of renewable energy policies. He regularly advises state and federal agencies on renewable energy matters; is an advisor to the Energy Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program; is on the Corporate Advisory Board of Mineral Acquisition Partners; and serves on numerous other advisory boards. He has been a consultant to the California Energy Commission, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the International Energy Agency, the World Bank, the Energy Foundation, the Center for Resource Solutions, and several private companies.

In the News

Wiser's work has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and numerous other publications, and he has offered invited testimony to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.

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Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley

last updated: 2017-08-04 08:44:56