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Skip Laitner

Senior Fellow and former Director of Economic and Social AnalysisAmerican Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
and Team Leader, Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates, in Tucson, AZ

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Skip Laitner is a Senior Fellow and former Director of Economic and Social Analysis with the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). He now leads a team of consultants with his own group, Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates based on Tucson, Arizona. He previously served almost 10 years as a Senior Economist for Technology Policy with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 1998 Laitner was awarded EPA's Gold Medal for his work with a team of economists to evaluate the impact of different strategies that might assist in the implementation of smart climate policies. In 2003 the US Combined Heat and Power Association gave him an award to acknowledge his contributions to the policy development of that industry. In 2004 his paper, “How Far Energy Efficiency?” catalyzed new research into the proper characterization of efficiency as a long-term resource. Author of more than 280 reports, journal articles, and book chapters, Laitner has more than 40 years of involvement in the environmental, energy and economic policy arenas. His expertise includes benefit-cost analysis, behavioral assessments, and the net employment and macroeconomic impacts of energy and climate policy scenarios.