Contact and Biography
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Schedule and Location
Eric Martinot is based in Tokyo, Japan, and splits his time primarily between Japan, China, Europe, and New Zealand. During 2013, he will be engaged in a series of public speaking events related to the just-released REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report. Announcements of selected public events are posted at Public speaking events Feb-May 2013. Region-by-region time periods are roughly:
Now to mid-March: Japan
Mid-March to April: United States
September: New Zealand
October-November: China and Korea
Dr. Eric Martinot is an internationally recognized writer, educator, and speaker on the subject of renewable energy. He is report author of the REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report, released in January 2013. He was formerly lead author (2005-2010) and research director of the well-known REN21 Renewables Global Status Report, an annual synthesis of the state of renewable energy worldwide produced since 2005. He currently serves as senior research director with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Tokyo and adjunct professor with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He maintains research affiliations with the Worldwatch Institute in Washington DC, with Tsinghua University in Beijing, and with the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, and serves in several other roles including chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE), editorial board member of the journal Energy Policy, and advisor to a number of international organizations.
From 2005 to early 2008 he resided in Beijing, where he taught classes as a senior visiting scholar at Tsinghua University and conducted research on China's renewable energy markets and policies. From 2000 to 2003, he was a senior energy specialist with the World Bank in Washington DC, where he managed the renewable energy program of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and was responsible for reviewing and recommending approval of GEF grants for renewable energy projects in developing countries. He also guided the GEF's renewable energy program strategies and synthesized knowledge and experience with renewable energy markets around the world. While working at the World Bank, he taught part-time on energy and environment as an adjunct professor of public policy at the University of Maryland. He also taught at Tufts University in 1999 as an adjunct professor of international relations. Earlier, he served as consultant to the Environment Department of the World Bank, as senior scientist with the Stockholm Environment Institute--Boston, as convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and as consultant to the United Nations, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and International Energy Agency.
Dr. Martinot is author of 70 publications on renewable energy and energy efficiency, including works that are seminal in the field. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley (1991 and 1995) and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984).