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National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Principal Policy Analyst
Renewable energy


Walter Short is a principal policy analyst with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC) in Golden, Colorado. Short works with the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in formulating and analyzing policy initiatives with an emphasis on the market potential of renewable energy and climate change. As a part of his climate-change efforts, he was a coauthor on the inter-laboratory report, Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future, examining the opportunities to address key energy and environmental challenges facing the United States through clean energy technologies and policies. Short is now leading an effort to develop more detailed models for the market penetration of wind and solar. He also serves as group manager for NREL's analysis staff in Golden. Short has a bachelor's in mathematics from the University of Georgia and a master's in operations research from Stanford University.