Portrait of Mark Levine

Mark Levine

China Energy Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R2121
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-2106
(510) 486-5238

Mark D. Levine was director of the Environmental Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 1996-2006.The Division is a leader in research on buildings energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and various clean energy technologies.It also played a leadership role in analysis of energy efficiency issues, an area that Dr. Levine built up during his leadership of the Energy Analysis Program from 1983-1996.

His major passion in the past two decades has involved analyzing and promoting energy efficiency in China. He is now the Director of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center—Building Energy Efficiency (CERC-BEE) at LBNL. Dr. Levine is a board member of five leading non-profits in the United States (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Center for Clean Air Policy, Center for Resource Solutions, the US-China Green Energy Council, and California Clean Energy Fund, an innovative green venture capital fund) and one in Asia. He has founded or co-founded two successful non-profits, including the acclaimed Beijing Energy Efficiency Center. He is a member of the Energy Advisory Board of Dow Chemical Company and the Advisory Board of the Asian Pacific Energy Research Centre in Tokyo. In 1999, he was elected a fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology. In 2008, he was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Obayashi Prize, awarded by the Obayashi Foundation of Japan to one person every two years for contributions to sustainable development, especially in urban areas.

In addition to authoring numerous technical publications, Dr. Levine has led a series of high-profile energy analysis activities: he had overall responsibility for the IPCC chapters on mitigating carbon emissions in buildings (2nd assessment report) and shared responsibility (4th assessment report); he was co-leader of the report “Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future” for the United States and co-leader of a major study of energy and carbon futures of China.

Dr. Levine graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, earned a PhD from the University of California, and has been the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and National Institute of Health doctoral awards.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.

Publications

2009

Levine, Mark D., Nan Zhou, and Lynn K. Price. The Greening of the Middle Kingdom: The Story of Energy Efficiency in China. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009. Download: PDF (524.81 KB)

2008

Levine, Mark D., and Nathaniel T. Aden. Global Carbon Emissions in the Coming Decades: The Case of China. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2008. Download: PDF (235.58 KB)
Levine, Mark D., and Nathaniel T. Aden. Sustainable and Unsustainable Developments in the U.S.Energy System. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2008. Download: PDF (108.42 KB)

2007

Lin, Jieming, Nan Zhou, Mark D. Levine, and David Fridley. Taking out one billion tons of CO2: the magic of China’s 11th five year plan?. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2007. Download: PDF (303.24 KB)

2006

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