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Erin Baker

Erin Baker

Professor of Industrial Engineering applied to Energy Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Erin Baker is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the NSF-funded IGERT: Offshore wind energy engineering, environmental impacts, and policy. She works at border between engineering and economics. Her research is on decision making under uncertainty applied to energy and the environment, with a focus on publicly-funded energy technology Research and Development portfolios in the face of climate change. Her work appears in leading academic journals including Science, Nature Energy, Operations Research, and Climatic Change.

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The US Just Set Ambitious Offshore Wind Power Targets. What Will It Take to Meet Them?

The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europe’s have run into long delays,...

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