About the Authors | Powering China’s Development
Powering China’s Development: The Role of Renewable Energy
Eric Martinot is a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing and a senior research fellow with the Worldwatch Institute. Prior to coming to China, he spent four years with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) at the World Bank, where he managed the renewable energy program for developing countries, guided strategy, and synthesized knowledge and experience with renewable energy markets, policies, and projects around the world. Prior to the GEF, he served as consultant to the United Nations,World Bank, and International Energy Agency. He also served as senior scientist with the Stockholm Environment Institute in Boston, as convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and as adjunct professor at the University of Maryland and Tufts University. He is the author of over 65 publications, including the recent REN21/Worldwatch Institute Renewables Global Status Report. Eric holds a PhD and M.A. in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information, visit www.martinot.info.
Li Junfeng is the Deputy Director General of the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission in Beijing, China. He also serves as Chair of ERI’s Academic Committee, General Secretary of the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, Vice-Chairman of both the Global Wind Energy Council and the REN21 Renewable Energy Policy Network, and Director of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership in East Asia. During China’s 10th Five-Year Plan (2001–05), Mr. Li facilitated implementation of a national technology development program for wind and solar and chaired the government’s Sustainable Energy Task Force. He was also the lead author for China’s 2005 Renewable Energy Law. Mr. Li has worked on renewable energy project development with the World Bank, Global Environment Facility, and United Nations Development Programme. He works on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and carbon trading issues and recently led development of the first CDM project in China. He has authored and contributed to many publications on renewable energy and carbon trading. For more information, visit www.eri.org.cn and www.creia.net.