Richard G. Newell

Richard G. Newell

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research organization that improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisionmaking through rigorous economic analysis. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis. Dr. Newell is an adjunct professor at Duke University, where he was previously the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and Founding Director of its Energy Initiative and Energy Data Analytics Lab. He has also served as the senior economist for energy and environment on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and was a senior fellow, and later a board member, at RFF.

Dr. Newell has published widely on the economics of markets and policies for energy and the environment, including issues surrounding global climate change, energy efficiency, and energy innovation. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and has provided expert advice to many institutions, such as the National Academy of Sciences, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the International Energy Forum.

Dr. Newell holds a PhD from Harvard University, an MPA from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a BS and BA from Rutgers University.

Specialties: Energy and environmental economics, markets, policies, and technologies.

In The News

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Bradbury, K, Saboo, R, L Johnson, T, Malof, JM, Devarajan, A, Zhang, W, M Collins, L, and G Newell, R. "Distributed solar photovoltaic array location and extent dataset for remote sensing object identification." Scientific data 3 (December 6, 2016): 160106-.
Malof, JM, Bradbury, K, Collins, LM, and Newell, RG. "Automatic detection of solar photovoltaic arrays in high resolution aerial imagery." Applied Energy 183 (December 2016): 229-240.
Newell, RG, QIAN, YIFEI, and Raimi, D. "Global Energy Outlook 2015." March 2016.
Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, and Stavins, RN. "Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap." FEEM Working Paper, no. 035 (April 27, 2015).

Recent Grants

Courses

ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENERGY 796: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (ENERGY 796: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)
ENERGY 396: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (ENERGY 396: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)
ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)

Contact Information

6412 Ridge Dr
Bethesda, MD 20816
Resources for the Future, 1616 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Education

Ph.D., Harvard University (1997)
M.P.A., Princeton University (1990)
B.A., Rutgers University (1988)
B.S., Rutgers University (1988)