Liz Wilson

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Liz Wilson

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Liz Wilson joined after graduating with an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University. At E3, she primarily works in the Climate Pathways practice area, frequently contributing to E3’s LEAP and PATHWAYS modeling analysis including projects for clients in New York, Maryland, and Illinois.

Prior to E3, Liz worked on a research project exploring gender roles in the energy sector in Africa. During her graduate studies, she explored issues spanning energy, sustainability, and climate change, including a capstone project with Conservation International examining carbon pricing initiatives in South America. She was drawn to E3 for its reputation for rigorous, impartial analysis, and the opportunity to support impactful solutions to climate and energy issues.

Outside of work, Liz loves to cook and enjoys spending time walking and exploring New York City.

Education: MPA, Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs; BA, Physics, University of Oxford, Merton College


New York Integration Analysis for Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan | NYSERDA, 2021 – ongoing

E3 is supporting NYSERDA in its analysis to inform the Climate Action Council’s Scoping Plan. E3 has developed scenarios showing how New York could achieve carbon neutrality as outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). This work includes a detailed analysis of buildings, transportation, industry, electricity generation, non-combustion, low-carbon fuels, and negative emissions using E3’s suite of modeling tools (PATHWAYS, RESOLVE, and RECAP) and parallel modeling efforts at NYSERDA. E3 also assessed the economy-wide cost of decarbonization and compared it to the societal benefits of reduced greenhouse gas emissions and monetized benefits of improved air quality through reduced combustion. E3’s work includes detailed modeling of the CLCPA electric sector targets, including the 70×30 and 100×40 goals as well as technology-specific targets such as the 9 GW offshore wind target.