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GREENE ECONOMICS

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About Greene Economics

 

Greene Economics is a small, women-owned consulting firm focusing on the overlapping issues of economic vitality, environmental quality, and social equity. In the face of the changing physical and political climates, our team helps clients navigate the challenges of the 21st century with in-depth analyses of decarbonization, decision-making in an uncertain world, energy economics, social equity, and infrastructure investment to name a few. 

Leadership at Greene Economics is jointly provided by three partners, Gretchen Greene, Rabia Ahmed, and Jeri Sawyer who started the firm in 2018 after the team had been working together for over a decade. The Greene leadership team emphasizes communicating complex technical information in ways that are easily grasped by non-technical audiences.   

 

Greene Economics Certifications: DBE - WBE - SBE -

SCS - WOSB - SDB 

Sustainable Energy

Areas of Expertise

 

We offer our clients expert analysis in: 

  • regulatory analysis 

  • cost-benefit analysis (CBA) 

  • natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) 

  • ecosystem service valuation 

  • decision-making tools 

  • socioeconomics and environmental justice analysis 

  • regional economic impacts 

  • economic development 

  • demographics 

  • forecasting/projection models 

  • water resources management 

  • water demand and water security analysis 

  • water rights valuation 

  • public outreach and facilitation 

  • survey design and analysis 

  • agricultural systems 

  • expert witness and litigation support 

  • real estate transactions 

  • conventional and renewable energy 

  • recycling and waste management 

 

For details of our service areas, please click here

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Our Team

GRETCHEN GREENE 

An environmental and

community economist

with over 28 years of 

experience, 

Dr. Gretchen Greene strives to bring environmental and community values into analyses of economic risk and uncertainty. She is an experienced facilitator and has worked in a variety of different cultural environments from Mexico to Mongolia to Native American communities. 

JERI SAWYER 

With over 30 years of

experience as an

energy and 

environmental

economist, Jeri Sawyer’s expertise and enjoyment lie in developing interactive and predictive models, often used in decision-making processes for our clients. 

RABIA AHMED 

Rabia Ahmed loves

working on

socioeconomics and

equity issues and has

a background in economic development. Working directly with communities in many countries for over 17 years, she has a keen understanding of how eliminating social and economic inequities offers greater opportunities for economic growth. 

Click here to learn more about us. 

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What's New?

CLIMATE RISK AND REPORTING 

Greene Economics has worked with flood damages, temperature changes, greenhouse gas emissions, and decarbonization for years. See how these skills combine to help clients meet new disclosure requirements as well as older adaptation and planning needs!  Two recent examples include 1) a forecast of global energy use under alternative decarbonization (Click here for more), and 2) a decarbonization plan for multinational corporation (Click here for more).

WHAT DOES IT COST TO REMOVE LEAD FROM DRINKING WATER IN SCHOOLS? 

Greene Economics recently provided the Washington State legislature with an estimate of the total cost to remediate and mitigate lead-contaminated water fixtures at schools throughout Washington State. Click here to read more about this project. 

RABIA CO-CHAIRS AWRA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 

Rabia Ahmed, one of the founders of Greene Economics, is Co-Chairing the American Water Resources Association’s (AWRA) 2022 Annual Water Resources Conference in November. She also serves on the AWRA Board of Directors. Read more about the Conference here.

ComEd - COMMUNITY OF THE FUTURE METRIC 

Greene Economics is working with Laisar Management to develop a meaningful set of metrics to evaluate development of smart grid and advanced technologies for ComEd/Exelon Community of the Future projects. Click here to read more about this project. 

What Clients are Saying:

“… thank you both so much! The report looks great and will be very useful to our tribes.” 
- Tam Lutz, Research Project Director, WEAVE-NW Project, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) 

“I wanted to share that our project was featured on the front page of the local paper this week. I would like to highlight all the great work the Gretchen and Jeri performed over the last few weeks to get us ready for the community meeting that is the highlight of the article.” 
- Brian Shuck, Project Manager, Jacobs 

Rabia, I love the way you run meetings and communicate after them. Always clear, and the narrative moves along whilst taking in peoples differing opinions and considerations.” 
- Meg Strong, Vice President - Environmental Services, Shannon & Wilson 

“Thanks, Gretchen! I have enjoyed working with you and Rabia as well – I always feel awed when I get to work with real Economists like you.” 
- Jessica Branom-Zwick, Senior Associate, Cascadia Consulting Group 

“Gretchen, our thanks to you, Jeri and Rabia for all you did to make the Kalama project a success. It was indeed a stroke of genius to think of calling you at the last minute!” 
- Jeremy Pratt, Former Vice President/Principal Consultant, TRC



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