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Henry M. Goldberg



Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy, Energy Economics, Environmental Policy, Infrastructure, Natural Gas, Smart Grid

Additional Areas of Expertise:

energy policy modeling, digital capacity infrastructure, North American energy trade, strategic planning, market analysis

Henry M. Goldberg is originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. He obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University (College of Engineering), and did post-doctoral study in energy policy modeling at MIT and Stanford University.

Goldberg was a professor at the University of Alberta and visiting professor at Stanford University in the late 1970's and early 1980's researching North American energy markets and policy issues. Some of his major accomplishments during this period were: working with a colleague at the University of Alberta to build the BALANCE model of long-term Canadian energy supply and demand; developing the dynamic equilibrium energy modeling methodology to integrate supply and demand at consistent prices over time; quantifying the economic benefits to Canada of moving to world pricing for oil and natural gas; analyzing Canadian natural gas export policy to the U.S. and the benefits of deregulation; organizing important conferences of policymakers in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico on the North American natural gas trade; and writing a paper commissioned by the Premier of Alberta on the optimal future use of Alberta's natural gas resources. He was also a consultant to the Economic Planning Agency of Japan on modeling of Japan's primary energy supply system.

Goldberg spent part of his career as a systems engineer, strategic planner, and market analyst in the telecommunications industry working at AT&T Bell Labs, Nortel Networks, Industry Canada, and Reed Elsevier. In 2012, he was part of a task group that wrote "Arizona's Strategic Plan for Digital Capacity", which examines the long-term benefits of digital capacity development for the state of Arizona and the necessary digital infrastructure directions and other policies to achieve this. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC). ATIC established a "COVID-19 Digital Access Task Force" in 2020 that wrote a major recommendations report on providing broadband Internet and other digital resources to support the education, health care, and economic development needs of all Arizona communities, particularly those that lack these resources in rural and low-income areas.

Goldberg authored the freelance article "Creating an American Infrastructure Investment Strategy" (available in the OurEnergyPolicy Library), doing a preliminary analysis of the net economic benefits to the U.S. of addressing the global warming problem with clean-energy infrastructure strategies. In 2019, he co-authored a white paper "Proposed Transformation of Integrated Resource Planning by Electric Utilities for Arizona Corporation Commission" aimed at moving Arizona to 100% clean electric power by mid-century in the most cost-effective manner. He has been a participant in OurEnergyPolicy since April 2009.

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