Lucas is a market reporter with Argus Media in Washington DC, where he tracks renewable energy investments, federal and state energy regulations and California carbon trading. He cofounded the Carbon Eight Group based in Beijing. The firm supplied financial and regulatory analysis to stakeholders with interests in Chinese carbon markets. Lucas previously worked for C2ES as a researcher focused on global energy trends and US-China climate policy. Before C2ES, he worked for a private equity firm with interests in renewable energy projects.
He holds a BA from Fordham University in Economics and Chinese, with graduate work in finance and economics at Peking University, Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins SAIS.
He has been quoted by Bloomberg and Reuters, and cited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, UK Energy Research Centre, Harvard Law School, Columbia Earth Institute and Resources for the Future. When not contemplating energy and carbon topics, he is likely listening to WNYC, learning Chinese idioms or biking.