Eric Martinot is research director with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Tokyo, Japan. From 2005 to 2008 he resided in Beijing as visiting faculty at Tsinghua University, where he taught classes on sustainable energy. He remains an affiliate of the Tsinghua-BP Clean Energy Research and Education Center and continues to teach there. He also teaches annually at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and maintains an affiliation as a research fellow with the Worldwatch Institute. He is perhaps best known as lead author of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report.
From 2000 to 2003 he was a senior energy/environment specialist with the World Bank in Washington DC. 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 and investments around the world. While working at the World Bank, he taught part-time on energy and environment to graduate students as an adjunct professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. 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 in Boston, as convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and as consultant to the United Nations, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and International Energy Agency.
Eric Martinot is author of 65 publications on renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is a member of the Chairperson Committee of the World Council for Renewable Energy, member of the editorial board of the interdisciplinary journal Energy Policy, and advisor to several international organizations. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley (1991 and 1995) and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984).
- Renewable energy commercialization
- Renewable energy industry
- Renewable energy policy
- International Renewable Energy Agency
- ↑ Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies. Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies
- ↑ Renewables Global Status Report: Energy Transformation Continues Despite Economic Slowdown
- ↑ Renewable Energy Industry Hot in Latest Global Status Report
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