Elizabeth Johnston has more than 9 years of economic and policy analysis experience. She specializes in economic impact assessment (EIA), labor market analysis, and economic strategy development, particularly related to renewable energy technologies and climate policy. She manages a green job survey and analysis for the state of Ohio, an EIA of a demand side management (DSM) program in Canada, and a solar financing outreach project for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).
Ms. Johnston has analyzed the job impacts of climate change measures for two large municipalities in California, conducted a baseline and scenario assessment of energy technology employment for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and assessed the fiscal impacts of a tax credit for alternative energy-powered vehicles and weatherization assistance programs. She has extensive experience using a variety of economic impact models, calculators, and data, including the REMI model, the IMPLAN model, EMSI tools, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) RIMS II multipliers. She has also used various public, private, and institutional job calculators to assess the impacts of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency policy.
Ms. Johnston has an M.C.P. from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College.