Christine Lee specializes in assisting public sector decision makers to develop and implement evaluation and decision support frameworks designed to increase transparency and improve stewardship of public resources. Over the past five years, Christine’s work in these areas has expanded to focus on policies and technologies innovations intended to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency as environmentally and economically preferable alternatives to fossil fuel-based energy production. Representative projects she has led include development of a financial cash flow model and an accompanying societal cost benefit analysis designed to evaluate the financial viability and cost-benefit ratio of five types of advanced waste-to-energy technologies in New York State, an analysis of the impact of financial interventions to influence the broader market for energy storage products in New York State and an assessment of available methods for estimating the economic impacts of changes in environmental services associated with once cooling operations in California. For the New York State Department of Public Service (NYDPS), she was one of the lead authors of a state-mandated Generic and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the potential environmental and economic impacts of multiple New York State initiatives designed to advance the development of distributed, small-scale renewable energy technologies.
Christine also has extensive experience in corporate finance, accounting and environmental economics. In the field of natural resource damage assessment, her work focuses on monetizing economic and natural resources damages to public entities due to wildfire in the western U.S. She has provided expert analysis and case management support on over a dozen wildfire-related claims for Federal, state and local municipalities and conservation districts. For a wide range of Federal and State clients, Christine also routinely evaluates the financial integrity of companies, individuals and public agencies; leveraging quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of public and private databases. She has also conducted numerous trainings and seminars in financial analysis, financial assurance, and internal controls management for both EPA and State regulators.
Christine holds a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Environmental Biology from the University of California at San Diego, and a Masters in Environmental Management (M.E.M.) from Yale University.