Puerto Rico 100 - The US National Labs study on charting Puerto Rico´s Technical Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM Wed
Ms. Burton joined NREL in 2018 as a Research Analyst in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. She provides project leadership, conducts research and analysis, and facilitates stakeholder engagement for a portfolio of projects related to renewable energy deployment across sectors and jurisdictional scales, with a focus on energy justice. Current projects include support for energy system recovery and resilience in Puerto Rico toward its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050, and increasing equitable access to community solar across the U.S. Additional research interests include environmental and health impacts of clean energy adoption, land use considerations and solutions including co-location of solar with agriculture, and the circularity of energy materials.
Ms. Burton has a Master of Public Health (MPH) with dual concentrations in Environmental and Global Health. Her capstone project was on the potential health effects of exposure to oil and gas wastewater and included policy recommendations for decision-makers in Colorado. Her career before graduate school includes eight years with Whole Foods Market, first as environmental coordinator in the five-state Rocky Mountain Region, and then as assistant store manager at stores in Colorado, Hawaii, and California. Robin began her career with Boulder, Colorado-based non-profit Eco-Cycle, providing recycling and resource conservation services to the commercial sector.