Matt Lucky, Sustainable Energy Lead Researcher

Contact Information
Department: Research
Title: Sustainable Energy Lead Researcher
Phone: +1 (202) 745-8092

Sustainable Energy Lead Researcher

Matt Lucky is a Sustainable Energy Lead Researcher with Worldwatch's Climate and Energy Team. He initially joined the team in July 2011 as a MAP Sustainable Energy Fellow. Matt is the technical researcher for Worldwatch’s Sustainable Energy Roadmaps, and he is also manager and editor of the Climate and Energy Program’s ReVolt blog. Before joining Worldwatch, Matt graduated from Stanford University in 2011 with an M.S. in Earth Systems (Energy, Science, and Technology track). He also earned a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford in 2010.

Throughout his career at Stanford, Matt focused on energy systems and energy policy, especially in the developing world. He was a research assistant to Dr. Charles Perrow for the global warming section of his book, The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters. Matt was also a teacher assistant for courses on renewable energies, fossil fuel energies, and technology and national security.
As a Stanford in Government Fellow, Matt worked for the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in Boston with the climate change and economics team. Matt also worked at the London U.S. Embassy's environmental and economics section for a summer where he spent much of his time analyzing the role of renewable energies in the United Kingdom.


Selected Publications

Worldwatch Reports

Sustainable Energy Roadmaps: Guiding the Global Shift to Domestic Renewables, Worldwatch Report, March 2012.


Vital Signs Online

Global Coal and Natural Gas Consumption Continue to Grow”, Vital Signs Online, December 31, 2012.

"Carbon Capture and Storage Experiences Limited Growth in 2011," Vital Signs Online, May 8, 2012.

“Energy Poverty Remains a Global Challenge for the Future,” Vital Signs Online, January 31, 2012.

“Global Hydropower Installed Capacity and Use Increase,” Vital Signs Online, January 17, 2012.

“Global Nuclear Generation Capacity Falls,” Vital Signs Online, November 17, 2011



A Framework for Haiti’s Energy Future, March 2013.

Coal and Natural Gas Use Continue to Grow Globally, January 2013.

Is Japan on the Cusp of a Renewable Energy Revolution?, December 2012.

The Role for Liquefied Natural Gas in Small Island States, September 2012.

Haitian Waste-to-Energy Project to Fall Short of Waste Requirements?, June 2012.

Waste-to-Energy: One Solution for Health and Electrification in Haiti?, May 2012.

Pump Up that Seawater! A Remix to Pumped-Storage Hydro, March 2012.

Weighing Options for Haiti’s Energy Future: Is Jatropha a Realistic Alternative?, February 2012.

An Uncertain Road Ahead for Haiti’s Cooking Fuel Sector, February 2012.

Stakeholders Discuss a Future Without Nuclear, January 2012.

Worldwatch Presents the Potential for Renewables in Haiti, October 2011.

Get Pumped (Hydro) for Wind Energy in Haiti, September 2011.

A Sweet Solution to Jamaica’s Energy Needs, September 2011.

The Role of GIS Mapping in Renewable Energy Project Planning, August 2011.

Can Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems Help Beat the Heat (and Cold)? July 2011.