Energy Research & Analysis
Eisenberg Energy provides targeted research services across a broad range of content areas within the energy and environmental sectors, from power generation to end-users. Areas of expertise include:
Energy Generation: Project feasibility, market drivers, distributed generation, and environmental and human health costs-benefits.
Energy Efficiency: Utility efficiency programs, energy storage, demand response, customer behavior, and best practices.
Climate Management: Emissions modeling, greenhouse gas policy, carbon markets, impacts of climate disruption, adaptation strategies.
Environmental Justice: Impacts of hydroelectric projects, coal-fired power, and uranium mining on Native American populations and urban minorities.
Environmental Advocacy and Sustainability: Big-picture thinking about human population, demand for energy and water, air pollution and human health, biodiversity, and preservation of ecological and cultural resources.
Gregg Eisenberg was awarded a Presidential Graduate Fellowship from Boston University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Geography – in the Geography Department’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies. While he was in graduate school he worked for The Goodman Group, which was retained by the Grand Council of the Cree of northern Quebec to develop expert testimony that would stop the construction of James Bay II, the large hydroelectric plant being developed by HydroQuebec on James Bay.
He then worked at the Land and Water Fund of the Rockies (now Western Resources Advocates), a leading energy law center based in Boulder, Colorado, where he focused on energy and environmental policy issues in a six-state region in the U.S. West. The Energy Group advocated and litigated for the adoption of integrated resource planning rules in the Four-Corner States, Wyoming, and Nevada, which force the consideration of environmental externalities, human health impacts, and impacts on Native American tribes and ecological resources.
Eisenberg was one of the chief authors of a massive study about sustainability in the American West (How the West Can Win) - which provided a large-scale vision for how states in the western US could move away from coal and nuclear power and towards a more diverse and environmentally-friendly fuel mix in 5-year increments over a period of 40 years, explaining the long-term costs and benefits of regional clean energy investments .
He then worked in the consulting division of E Source, Inc., one of the leading energy information companies in the world, also based in Boulder, Colorado, where he analyzed policy, market, and technology trends for multiple client-types - both in the U.S. and around the world, including managing a variety of extensive global studies of fuel cell markets, energy storage markets, trends in solar energy markets, and trends in facility management.
Since 2005, Mr. Eisenberg has been president of Eisenberg Energy, Inc., which provides customized research services on electric utility issues, renewable energy markets, corporate energy strategies, climate change, and a host of related topics.
For example, he has worked extensively in the California energy procurement market, helping monitor and oversee multiple solicitations for new power generating resources and storage capacity (at SCE, PG&E, and SDG&E). He also created a sustainable energy advocacy strategy for the largest human rights organization in Cambodia (NGO Forum on Cambodia) to help them challenge the government’s plans (to build multiple coal-fired power plants along the coast and hydroelectric plants in the highlands) with fact-based arguments about human health and energy. He also provided several landmark studies for the City of Boulder, as it considered breaking off Xcel Energy and creating its own municipal utility governed by advanced sustainability principles.
Mr. Eisenberg earned his undergraduate degree in Pacific Rim Studies at the University of California (Santa Cruz), an individualized major, after which he worked for an American firm opening one of the first material recycling facilities in Mainland China. He has presented papers at numerous energy conferences and has been interviewed by The New York Times, Philadelphia Business Journal, Facilities Management, Energy Conservation News, Power Executive, Hotel and Motel Management, Florida Business Journal, Hotels Magazine, and others.