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Scott Burger (Moderator)

PhD Candidate and Researcher - MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society & MIT Energy Initiative

Scott Burger is a Doctoral Candidate in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at MIT and a Technology Investment Advisor to the PRIME Coalition, a non-profit investing in early-stage ventures that promise dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Scott's research at MIT focuses on developing models and frameworks to explore the economics of 21st century power systems. Scott is an MIT Energy Fellow and was a researcher on MIT’s Utility of the Future Project.

Scott previously served as the Director of Operations for PRIME Coalition, where he lead PRIME’s technology diligence and investment operations and developed PRIME’s impact assessment framework.  Prior to PRIME, Scott served as the Managing Director of the MIT Clean Energy Prize. Prior to MIT, Scott was the Director of Engineering for Circular Energy, and an Analyst with GTM Research. Scott holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT.

Scott was named as a Future Energy Leader by IHS Markit. His work has been cited in publications ranging from The Boston Globe to Bloomberg and the New York Times.

Panel: Clean Energy Matrix Around the World