Richard G. Newell

Richard G. Newell

Adjunct Professor

External Address: 
Resources For The Future, 1616 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Internal Office Address: 
6412 Ridge Dr, Bethesda, MD 20816
Phone: 
(202) 328-5198

Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research institution that improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. 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.

Education

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

Newell, RG, and Raimi, D. "US state and local oil and gas revenue sources and uses." Energy Policy 112 (January 2018): 12-18. Full Text Open Access Copy

Cao, J, Ho, MS, Li, Y, Newell, RG, and Pizer, WA. "Chinese residential electricity consumption: Estimation and forecast using micro-data." Resource and Energy Economics (November 2017). Full Text Open Access Copy

Newell, RG, and Prest, B. "Is the US the New Swing Producer? The Price Responsiveness of Tight Oil." Resources for the Future Working Paper, no. 17 (June 19, 2017).

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-. Full Text

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. Full Text Open Access Copy

Newell, RG, Prest, B, and Vissing, A. "Trophy Hunting vs. Manufacturing Energy: The Price-Responsiveness of Shale Gas." (August 22, 2016).

Pages

Henderson, RM, and Newell, RG. Accelerating Energy Innovation Insights from Multiple Sectors. University of Chicago Press, May 30, 2011.

Newell, RG, and Henderson, RM. Accelerating Energy Innovation: Insights from Multiple Sectors. December 5, 2009.

Newell, RG, QIAN, Y, and Raimi, D. "Global Energy Outlook 2015." March 2016.

Newell, RG. "The role of energy technology policy alongside carbon pricing." In Implementing a US Carbon Tax: Challenges and Debates, 178-190. February 11, 2015.

Newell, RG. "Inducing innovation for climate change mitigation." In Issues of the Day: 100 Commentaries on Climate, Energy, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy, 20-21. January 1, 2012. Full Text

Henderson, Rebecca M., , and Newell, R. "Introduction and Summary." In Accelerating Energy Innovation: Insights from Multiple Sectors,edited by RM Henderson and RG Newell, 1-23. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, May 30, 2011. Open Access Copy

Newell, R. "The Energy Innovation System: A Historical Perspective (Submitted)." In Accelerating energy innovation: insights from multiple sectors,edited by RM Henderson and RG Newell. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, January 1, 2011. Open Access Copy

Fischer, C, and Newell, RG. "Comparing environmental and technology policies for climate mitigation and renewable energy." In Current Affairs: Perspectives on Electricity Policy for Ontario, 77-108. January 1, 2010.

Newell, RG. "International climate technology strategies." In Post-Kyoto International Climate Policy: Implementing Architectures for Agreement: Research from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, 403-438. January 1, 2009. Full Text Open Access Copy

Newell, R. "U.S. Climate Mitigation in the Context of Global Stabilization." In Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as Part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum, 38-51. Resources for the Future, 2008.

Newell, R. "U.S. Climate Mitigation in the Context of Global Stabilization." In Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as Part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum,edited by Resources for the Future, 38-51. Resources for the Future, 2008. Open Access Copy

Newell, R. "Climate Technology Research, Development, and Demonstration: Funding Sources, Institutions, and Instruments." In Assessing U.S. Climate Policy Options: A Report Summarizing Work at RFF as Part of the Inter-Industry U.S. Climate Policy Forum, 117-132. Resources for the Future, 2007. Open Access Copy

Pages

Gerarden, TD, Newell, RG, and Stavins, RN. Assessing the energy-efficiency gap. December 1, 2017. Full Text

Raimi, D, and Newell, RG. US State and Local Oil and Gas Revenues. November 23, 2016.

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, Stavins, RN, and Stowe, R. An Assessment of the Energy-Efficiency Gap and Its Implications for Climate Change Policy. April 20, 2015.

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, and Stavins, RN. Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap. January 15, 2015.

Gerarden, T, Newell, RG, Stavins, RN, and Stowe, R. An Assessment of the Energy-Efficiency Gap and its Implications for Climate-Change Policy. January 2015.

Arrow, KJ, Cropper, M, Gollier, C, Groom, B, Heal, GM, Newell, RG, Nordhaus, WD, Pindyck, RS, Pizer, WA, Portney, P, Sterner, T, Tol, RSJ, and Weitzman, M. How Should Benefits and Costs Be Discounted in an Intergenerational Context? The Views of an Expert Panel. December 19, 2013.

Newell, RG, and Siikamäki, J. Nudging Energy Efficiency Behavior: Role of Information Labels. August 2013.

Pages

Huang, B, Knox, M, Bradbury, K, Collins, LM, and Newell, RG. "Non-intrusive load monitoring system performance over a range of low frequency sampling rates." December 12, 2017. Full Text

Malof, JM, Bradbury, K, Collins, LM, Newell, RG, Serrano, A, Wu, H, and Keene, S. "Image features for pixel-wise detection of solar photovoltaic arrays in aerial imagery using a random forest classifier." March 21, 2017. Full Text

Czarnek, N, Morton, K, Collins, L, Newell, R, and Bradbury, K. "Performance comparison framework for energy disaggregation systems." March 17, 2016. Full Text

Malof, JM, Hou, R, Collins, LM, Bradbury, K, and Newell, R. "Automatic solar photovoltaic panel detection in satellite imagery." January 1, 2015. Full Text

Selected Grants

Richard Newell, Sloan 2015-16 awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Developing a comprehensive understanding of the loca government fiscal impacts from oil and gas development in USA awarded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016

Energy Outlook Comparison awarded by International Energy Forum (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Richard Newell with Snnovations awarded by Sunnovations (Principal Investigator). 2015