Skip Laitner has 40 years of involvement in the environmental and energy policy arenas. He focuses on developing a more robust technology and behavioral characterization of energy efficiency resources for use in energy and climate economic policy models. He joined ACEEE in 2006.
Prior to joining ACEEE, Skip worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Senior Economist for Technology Policy. In 1998 Skip was awarded EPA's Gold Medal for his work with a team of EPA economists to evaluate the impact of different strategies that might assist in the implementation of greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies. In 2003 he received an award from the US Combined Heat and Power Association for contributions to the policy development of that industry. He is the author of more than 250 reports, journal articles, and book chapters.
Skip earned a Master of Arts degree in Resource Economics from Antioch University.