George Peridas is a Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Climate Center, where currently he leads NRDC's efforts in Carbon Capture & Sequestration technology, regulation, and policy, and also plays an active role in the organization's state and federal climate and energy advocacy efforts. Prior to joining NRDC in October 2006, George worked as a Senior Consultant on energy markets for Pöyry. His expertise includes power, oil, natural gas and renewables markets, as well as emissions trading. George received his M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Oxford and his M.Sc. in Environmental Science & Policy from Imperial College, London. He comes from Athens, Greece.