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Barbara Farhar, senior policy analyst with the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has received the 2006 Pioneer Award. The award was presented at the World Renewable Energy Congress conference in Florence, Italy.

The award honors individuals for their contribution to advancing renewable energy through research, teaching and promotion. Farhar was recognized for her contributions to understanding the role of gender in energy development worldwide and her work in the assessment of public attitudes about energy.

"Receiving the Pioneer Award from the World Renewable Energy Congress is a fitting tribute to Barbara's distinguished career in which she has significantly helped to advance the development of renewable energy around the world," says Stan Bull, NREL's associate director of renewable electricity science and technology.

Farhar has worked on energy issues since 1977 when she initially joined NREL (then the Solar Energy Research Institute) as a consultant, the company says. She is currently working in NREL's Buildings and Thermal Systems Center on builder experiences and home buyer responses to zero-energy homes in San Diego. She has also produced more than 240 publications and papers relating to energy policy.


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