Bonnie Ram has over 25 years experience in planning and directing technical projects relating to environmental analyses and energy use. For the last seven years, she has been a strategic advisor to DOE’s Office of Wind and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory focusing on environmental risks, siting, and regulations relating to land-based and offshore wind projects as well as ocean renewable technologies. Recently, she was invited to serve as the workshop co-chair in the Netherlands under the International Energy Agency (IEA) subtask relating to offshore wind energy and ecological issues.
Bonnie has extensive experience in preparing environmental impact assessments for projects ranging from dismantling Navy ships and recycling the steel to construction of a dairy digester producing biogas to nuclear waste management from old weapons production facilities. For the Swedish Academy of Sciences, Bonnie was based in Harare, Zimbabwe for several years and led research efforts at the World Resources Institute and Federation of American Scientists.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Geography and International Development and a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Science from Clark University in Worcester, MA. Currently, she is a program director for environmental science and policy at Energetics Incorporated in Washington DC.
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