Rebekah Shirley

Rebekah Shirley

Director of Research

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290 Lombard Street Unit 51
San Francisco, CA
USA, 94133
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Rebekah Shirley is a lead researcher at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), at the University of California, Berkeley where she completed her doctoral studies and previously obtained a MSc. Energy and Resources and a MSc. Civil Engineering. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research focuses on designing integrated modeling frameworks to support long range energy planning in emerging economies. She has worked with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and USAID. Rebekah is also the Director of Research at Power For All, a global education and advocacy initiative founded by energy access practitioners and implementers to advance renewable solutions for universal energy access. Rebekah oversees the development of the Platform for Energy Access Knowledge, an interactive open-access research hub to improve the communication of science on decentralized energy technologies. Rebekah has written widely on integrated energy modeling and energy access. She has published peer-reviewed articles on energy policy and rural electrification in journals such as Ambio, Energy Policy and Ecological Economics. Rebekah is a University of California Chancellor’s Fellow and has won grants in support for her work from organizations such as the DOE and the Rainforest Foundation.

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