Lucy Shim

Lucy Shim
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2020 MESC

Lucy (Myung Eun) Shim is a Master of Environmental Science candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where she focuses on energy economics and policy. She is interested in clean energy, smart grid and electricity market design. She is passionate about using economic analysis to understand energy consumption and helping businesses and people to make more sustainable decisions.



Prior to joining Yale MESc program, Lucy researched at Berkeley Economic Advising and UC Berkeley Department of Agricultural Resource Economics. She holds a BS in Environmental Science and BS in Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley.



She loves going to art museums and collecting colorful postcards. 

Authored Articles
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CBEYond the Moment: State Banks Outline A National Climate-Bank Path

When the national economy kept churning, state-level green bank leaders crafted ways to help low-income and working communities to afford cleaner power. Now that the Covid-19 crisis has plunged the nation into an unemployment trough, a set of case studies from states hints at what kind of workforce and capital growth can flow from a national climate bank.
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Bob Mumgaard of Commonwealth Fusion Systems. Photo courtesy of MIT Energy Conference.

Fission to Fusion: Capital Is Flowing to the New Frontier in Nuclear Technology

If fusion technology can be successfully commercialized and integrated into the electric grid, it could go a long way toward addressing climate change and future energy crises. A growing number of private enterprises are aiming to help demonstrate its practical viability.
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"100% Campaign" / Renovus Solar / CC BY 2.0

Lessons Learned from Solarize Campaigns in Connecticut

Solarize is a unique community-based program that leverages peers and social networks to encourage residential solar adoption through a group pricing strategy. Solarize campaigns spread the knowledge of solar benefits through social networks and engage strong volunteer leadership (“solar ambassadors”) who are passionate about solar energy.
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Enthusiasm for Energy Storage in the Eastern Grid

At Storage East 2018, policymakers, businesses and utilities – the entire storage value chain – convened in Washington, D.C. to discuss the next steps for the Eastern Interconnection in the United States. On Oct. 16, utility companies, power services, and energy developers engaged in a panel discussion on how to best incentivize the rollout of energy storage under current regulatory conditions.