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Eric Martinot

Senior Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Tokyo
And Teaching Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Tokyo

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Dr. Eric Martinot is an internationally recognized scholar, writer, and teacher on the subject of renewable energy. He is report author of the just-released REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report, and was lead author until 2010 of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report, an annual synthesis that he first created in 2005. He currently serves as senior research director with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Tokyo and teaching fellow with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He also maintains research affiliations with the Worldwatch Institute and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, and is an editorial board member for the journal Energy Policy. He lived in Beijing for three years as senior visiting scholar at Tsinghua University, and was formerly a senior energy specialist with the World Bank, renewable energy program manager with the Global Environment Facility, and adjunct professor of public policy at the University of Maryland. He has written 70 publications on renewable and sustainable energy since 1990, and holds a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources (1995) from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (1984) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His web site is www.martinot.info.


"Dr. Eric Martinot and the unique REN21 global network of top renewable energy experts have done it again!  Lucid, authoritative, and comprehensive, this valuable synthesis illuminates today's best thinking on renewable energy futures." —Amory B. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

"The report gives substance to the range of choice which is ours. It is a composite picture of the possible. And it is a 'welcome' to a world in which our children can live." —David Hales, President, Second Nature

"Really an admirable achievement!  Considering the enormous amount of data and viewpoints collected, the author manages to get all that information into something readable and interesting." —Tomas Kåberger, Executive Board Chairman, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation