Dr. Jonathan Raab
is President of Raab Associates. Dr. Raab is an experienced
mediator, facilitator, consultant, and trainer.
Dr. Raab is a national leader in
applying consensus-building processes to energy, environmental, and
regulatory issues. He authored a seminal book, Using Consensus
Building to Improve Utility Regulation (ACEEE: Washington, D.C., 320
pages, foreword by Susan Tierney) and is on both the mediation and arbitration panels for the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) Power Pool, the mediation panel of the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool (MAPP), and on the dispute resolution rosters of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.
Prior to starting Raab
Associates, Dr. Raab was the Assistant Director of the Electric
Power Division at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
He has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Energy and Environmental Policy, and Resource Economics), an M.S.
from Stanford University's Civil Engineering Department
(Infrastructure Planning and Management), and an A.B. (distinction)
in Social Sciences also from Stanford. Dr. Raab has taught courses at the University of Oregon, Stanford, and UMass (Boston) and currently teaches the graduate course at MIT on sustainable energy policy development.
We specialize in team building
with other consulting firms and individuals to perfectly match the
needs of our diverse clients.
Rivo, Associate, Raab Associates. Susan holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and an MFA in film production
from San Francisco State University. Since 2004, she has provided project management on all Raab Associates' projects,
including the New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable, Rhode Island's Greenhouse Gas Process and its Negotiated Rulemaking
on Renewable Energy Standards, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Vermont Transmission Mediation, Alberta's Electricity
Market Participant Rules Process, California's Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Evaluation, Vermont's Energy Future Public
Workshop Process, Massachusetts' Sustainable Forest Bio-Energy Initiative, Tennessee Governor's Task Force on Energy Policy,
Massachusetts' Ocean Management Plan, the City of Boston's Climate Action Plan/Stakeholder Process, the Eastern Interconnection
Planning Collaborative (EIPC), The Art of Contract Negotiation, National Institute for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), Barr Foundation
Climate Strategies, National Marine Fisheries Service Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel, Wind Turbine Guidelines, Fish &
Wildlife Service, and PJM's Governance Assessment/Stakeholder Process. She is also a professional editor and documentary filmmaker.