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Lee Schipper

Sr. Research Engineer at Precourt Institute of Energy Efficiency at Stanford University
Affiliate of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University
Project Scientist, Global Metropolitan Studies - University of California, BerkeleyAffiliate, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley

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Lee Schipper is Project Scientist with Global Metropolitan Studies at UC Berkeley. He is also an affiliate of the Energy and Resources Group at UC. He is Senior Research Engineer at the Precourt Institute of Energy Efficiency at Stanford University, where he is also an affiliate of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. He is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for participating in two IPCC rounds. Dr. Schipper has authored over 100 technical papers and a number of books on energy economics, environment, and transportation around the world. Recent work has focused on analyzing trends in real fuel economy and car use in the US and other IEA countries. He also also addressed urban transport trends and CO2 emissions in Latin America and three Asian countries – Viet Nam, India and China. Schipper takes part in numerous prestigious international panels and studies on energy and transportation, and is on the editorial boards of five major journals in the fields. Dr. Schipper was a member of the Swedish Board for Transportation and Communications Research for four years, and is currently a member of the US Transportation Research Board's Committees on Sustainable Transport, on Energy, and on Developing Countries. Dr. Schipper earned his Ph.D. at Berkeley in astrophysics, but has devoted his career to earthly problems of transport, energy and environment. Previously he had been Director of Research for EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute (WRI) Center for Sustainable Transport, which he founded in April, 2002. Dr. Schipper came to EMBARQ from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, where he had been visiting Scientist from 1995 to 2001. Previous to that he was Staff Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for two decades. He worked in Group Planning at Shell International Petroleum Company in the 1980s and again in 2001, where he worked on two sets of Shell Scenarios. He has been a guest researcher at the World Bank, VVS Tekniska Foerening (Stockholm), the OECD Development Center, and the Stockholm Environment Institute. As a consultant, Dr. Schipper works with Global Business Network/Monitor and Cambridge Energy Research Associates. He also served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and other international groups. He also lectures widely around the world. Dr. Schipper brings a unique twist to the transport and energy worlds, having obtained his BA in Music from Berkeley in 1968 (with course work at UCLA). He still leads “The Carbon Jazz Mitigators”, who appeared in Copenhagen at pre-events for COP 15 and “Better Air Quality 2010” in Singapore. ============================== (Older info below): Dr. Schipper earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics, but has devoted his career to earthly problems of transport, energy and environment. He came to EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute (WRI) Center for Sustainable Transport, at its founding in April, 2002, where he is Director of Research. EMBARQ's Global Strategic Partners the Shell Foundation and the Caterpillar Foundation support EMBARQ's partnerships in Mexico, Brazil, Istanbul, India and China. Dr. Schipper came to EMBARQ from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, where he had been visiting Scientist from 1995 to 2001. Previous to that he was Staff Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for two decades. He worked in Group Planning at Shell International Petroleum Company in the 1980s and again in 2001. He has been a guest researcher at the World Bank, VVS Tekniska Foerening (Stockholm), the OECD Development Center, and the Stockholm Environment Institute. Dr. Schipper has authored over 100 technical papers and a number of books on energy economics and transportation around the world. He takes part in numerous prestigious international panels and studies on energy and transportation, and is on the editorial boards of five major journals in the fields. Dr. Schipper was a member of the Swedish Board for Transportation and Communications Research for four years, and is currently a member of the US Transportation Research Board's Committee on Sustainable Transport and Committee on Developing Countries. Dr. Schipper brings a unique twist to the transport and energy worlds, having obtained his BA in Music from Berkeley in 1968 (with course work at UCLA). He still leads a jazz quintet from time to time, and recorded “The Phunky Physicist”, with Janne Schaffer, in Sweden in 1973.