Dr. Eric Martinot resides in Tokyo as a senior research director with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP). From 2005 to early 2008 he lived in Beijing as visiting faculty at Tsinghua University. He continues to teach classes on renewable energy at Tsinghua University as an affiliate of the Tsinghua-BP Clean Energy Research and Education Center. He also serves as senior research fellow with the Worldwatch Institute and as lead author and research director of the widely-used REN21 Renewables Global Status Report, produced annually since 2005.
From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Martinot 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 and at Tufts University. 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 65 publications on renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is a member of the editorial board of the interdisciplinary journal Energy Policy, editor of the renewable energy information site martinot.info, 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).