Gary Radloff

Director, Midwest Energy Policy Analysis

Research Focus
My research focus is on state and federal energy policy analysis and development. My research includes the interplay of energy policy with other state and federal policy including the areas of land use, agriculture, environmental and health. The work is designed to utilize an energy systems approach to complement work in energy modeling and economics, and stakeholder engagement.

Gary Radloff is a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Director of Midwest Energy Policy Analysis for the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI). He is an Honorary Associate/Fellow with the Nelson Institute, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE). Radloff has also served as the Interim Director with the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative at the University of Wisconsin. 

He is the lead author or co-author of the following reports: How to Keep Wisconsin and the U.S. Competitive in a Changing Energy World (2013); Wisconsin Strategic Bioenergy Feedstock Assessment (2012); The Biogas Opportunity in Wisconsin (2011); and the Guidelines for Sustainable Planting and Harvest of Nonforest Biomass in Wisconsin (2012).

Radloff is the former Director of Policy and Strategic Communications at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Past activities include helping to coordinate policy initiatives such as the Governor’s Consortium on the Biobased Industry and the Working Lands Initiative.

Radloff, G. (2017) Issues to Consider When Designing Rules for Transactive Energy Markets and New Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Policy.

NIST Transactive Energy Challenge: Business and Regulatory Models Working Group (2017) Transactive Energy Systems: the Policymaker's Toolkit.

NIST Transactive Energy Challenge: Business and Regulatory Models Working Group (2017) Transactive Energy Models.

Radloff, G. (2015) Policy Strategies to Catalyze the Energy Technology Innovation System in Wisconsin and the United States.

Radloff, G. and Kaldunski, B. (2014) Time to Retool the Priorities at the Nexus of Environmental and Energy Policy in the U.S. 

Kaldunski, B. (2014) Wisconsin’s CO2 Reduction Options

Beihoff B, Jahns T, Lasseter R, and Radloff G (2014). Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out.

Radloff, G. and Dhungel, S. (2013) How to Keep Wisconsin and the United States Competitive in a Changing Energy World.

Radloff, Gary. Runge, Troy, Du, Xiaodong (Sheldon), and Porter, Pam (2012). Wisconsin Strategic Bioenergy Feedstock Assessment. A report to the Wisconsin State Energy Office. Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative. 

Ventura S, Hull S, Jackson R, Radloff, G. Sample D, Walling S, Williams C. 2012. Guidelines for sustainable planting and harvest of nonforest biomass in Wisconsin. Journal of Soil & Water Conservation 67:17A-20A doi:10.2489/jswc.67.1.17A

Bilek, Amanda, McCord, Aleia, Plachinski, Steve, Radloff, Gary, and Starke, Jeffrey A. 2011. German Biogas experience and Lessons For Wisconsin. BioCycle. December. Vol. 52, No.12.

Hull, Scott, and co-authors including Radloff, Gary. Wisconsin Sustainable Planting and Harvesting Guidelines for Nonforest Biomass. The complete document is available on DATCP’s Wisconsin Bioenergy Council website or at the Wisconsin Grasslands Bioenergy Network.

Radloff, G. 2011. The Biogas Opportunity for Wisconsin: 2011 Strategic Plan.

Radloff, G. 2011. The Biogas Opportunity. EnergyBiz Magazine, a trade journal for the energy industry. March 2011.

Radloff, G. and Turnquist, A. 2009. How Could Small Scale Distributed Energy Benefit Wisconsin Agricultural and Rural Communities? University of Wisconsin Program on Agricultural Technical Studies.