Kelly Stevens is an assistant professor at the School of Public Administration and Resilient, Intelligent, and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES) research cluster member at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Stevens conducts interdisciplinary research on energy and environmental policy, science and technology policy, and innovation. Her work focuses on the U.S. electricity sector, climate change policies, air pollution, and community resilience, with funding from the National Science Foundation, Alliance for Market Solutions, and National Hazards Center, among others.
Policies that support renewable energy technologies also drive innovation in complementary technologies for energy storage, grid efficiency, and fast-ramping combustion. Public R&D funding has the most consistent impact and should be increased.