Advisor, Environmental Justice and Stakeholder Engagement
Advisor, Environmental Justice and Stakeholder Engagement


Sharlissa Moore joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2022 as an environmental justice and stakeholder engagement advisor. In this role, Moore leads and facilitates research and collaboration to support inclusiveness, equity, and resiliency in climate and energy projects and policies. Moore is an energy social science expert with 13 years of experience conducting research and policy analysis on environmental justice issues related to energy and climate. Her research includes frameworks for analyzing energy justice, examining the National Environmental Policy Act assessment process for solar projects, and analyzing tradeoffs on energy and climate change topics.

Prior to joining PNNL, Moore was an associate professor in international energy policy at Michigan State University with a joint appointment in civil and environmental engineering and in the university’s James Madison College. She conducted a multi-state study on stakeholder perceptions of solar land use and pollinator habitat. She also has international experience related to social concentrated solar power analysis in Morocco using a sustainable livelihoods framework that complements the World Bank’s environmental impacts assessment.

Research Interest

  • Solar and Wind Energy Siting and Deployment
  • Solar Energy Development on Agricultural Land; Pollinator Habitat; Agrivoltaics
  • Energy Justice 
  • Energy Security, Geopolitics, and Cross-Border Energy Cooperation and Conflict
  • Energy Storage and System-Level Transitions
  • Generation IV Nuclear Power

Disciplines and Skills

  • Sociology of Technology
  • Energy Justice Framework Development and Analysis
  • Climate and Energy Policy
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Qualitative Content Analysis


  • PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, Arizona State University
  • MS in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, Arizona State University
  • BA in Astronomy, Smith College
  • Visual Analytics Certificate, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Indiana University

Awards and Recognitions

  • Pinch Hitter Award Energy Policy Conference (2021)
  • Educator Award, #iteachmsu (2020)
  • Top Reviewer Award, Energy Research and Social Science (2015)




  • Moore, S, “From Fuel-Poor to Radiant.” In Low Carbon Energy in the Middle East and North Africa, Edited by Mills, R., Sim, L., Palgrave Macmillan International Political Economy Series 121-154.
  • Moore, S, H Graff, C Ouellet, S Leslie, D Olweean, A Wycoff. 2021. “Developing Utility-scale Solar Power in Michigan at the Agriculture-energy Nexus: Stakeholder Perspectives, Pollinator Habitat and Trade-offs.” Institute for Public Policy and Social Research: East Lansing, Michigan.


  • Moore, S, A Wigner, J Leggs. 2020. Energy360: Energy Systems in Transition (immersive energy documentary).
  • Kavianipour, M, S Sojaei, M Ghamami, S Moore, W Banzhaf, A Anctil. 2020. Investigating Contributory Factors to Adoption of Electric Vehicles: Comparison of Logistic Regression with Genetic Programming, Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting.




  • Moore, S. 2017. Evaluating the Energy Security of Electricity Interdependence: Perspectives from Morocco. Energy Research and Social Science, 24: 21-29.
  • Moore, S. 2017. “Book review of Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions.” Review of Policy Research. 34, 4: 582-584.


  • Parmentier, MJ, S Moore. 2016. “The Camels are Unsustainable: Using Study Abroad as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Ethics and Sustainable Development.” Teaching Ethics, 16, 2: 207-221.
  • Moore, S, E Hackett. 2016. “The Construction of Technology and Place: Concentrating Solar Power Conflicts in the United States.” Energy Research and Social Science, 11: 67-78.



  • Moore, S. 2017. “Book review of Renewable Energy and the Public.” Review of Policy Research, 29, 3: 440-442.