Jonathan Raab is President of Raab Associates, Ltd., an energy and environmental consulting and dispute resolution firm located in Boston. He is a national leader in applying consensus-building processes to energy, environmental, and regulatory issues. He is the author of Using Consensus Building to Improve Utility Regulation (ACEEE, 1994), and in 2009 he was commissioned by the German Energy Regulator to co-author a paper on using collaborative processes to improve transmission and wind siting. Before creating his own firm in 1991, he was the assistant director of the Electric Power Division at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. He earned a Ph.D. in urban studies and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992, and an M.S. and A.B. from Stanford University in 1980 and 1984. He has taught the Energy Policy for a Sustainable Future course at MIT for the past five years, and has run the New England Electric Restructuring Roundtable since 1995.