Renewable Energy Analysis

Downstream Strategies analyzes energy markets and the impacts of energy development on economies and the environment. We support strategic approaches to energy and climate change by developing plans, policies, and projects that are grounded in economic and policy analyses. We also assist communities and individuals in developing localized energy and economic transition strategies.


Policies may enable and impede opportunities for energy project development. Our researchers offer a holistic understanding of these intricacies and work for policies that strike a balance between the economy and the environment.
  • Alternative energy futures and scenario development
  • Analyses of energy-related permits
  • Energy development and market trends analyses


Energy development is an important part of our shared economic future; however, we must chart our course thoughtfully and responsibly. Downstream Strategies’ understanding of energy development allows clients to account for benefits, costs, and impacts on the economy and the environment.
  • Fuel consumption and resource assessments
  • Ecosystem services valuation
  • Emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants
  • Water quality and land impacts of energy development


Global climate change is a defining challenge of the 21st Century that requires leadership from the world’s largest economies and high levels of cooperation throughout the local and international community. Downstream Strategies assists communities and businesses that have made commitments to reducing their impact on our changing climate.
  • Distributed energy development and feasibility studies
  • Energy technology analyses
  • Energy opportunities assessments

Renewable Energy Analysis Contact


Fish Habitat Decision Support Tool

This tool provides resource managers and the public with access to the extensive spatial data and results produced from multiple fish habitat assessments. Three main analytical tools—visualization, ranking, and futuring—are combined with intuitive basemaps and mapping features to allow users to explore the details of the fish habitat assessments and perform subsequent analyses.

Morgantown Utility Board Monitor

Downstream Strategies created a web-based mapping tool that supports the utility’s source water protection efforts. It can be used to track potential contaminant sources and respond to potential spills.