Lucas is cofounder and managing partner of the Carbon Eight Group. The firm supplies research and analysis to U.S. stakeholders with financial and regulatory interests in China’s carbon markets. Previously, Lucas worked at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) in Washington DC as a researcher focused on carbon trading in the U.S. and China, and global renewable energy and natural gas market trends. Before C2ES, Lucas worked for a New York City based private equity firm targeting acquisitions in U.S. renewable energy and carbon markets.
He holds a bachelors in International Political Economy and Chinese from Fordham University in 2013, with graduate work in finance and economics at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Peking University. His comment has been featured in Reuters and Bloomberg, and work cited by Resources for the Future, Chinese Academy of Sciences, UK Energy Research Centre, Columbia University Earth Institute, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and The Economics of Climate Change. When not contemplating energy and carbon topics, he is likely listening to WNYC, learning Chinese idioms, or exploring cities on bike.