Lucas is a market reporter for Argus Media in Washington DC, where he covers US renewable energy investments, federal and state energy regulations and California carbon trading. He previously cofounded and managed the Carbon Eight Group based in Beijing. The firm supplied analysis to stakeholders with financial and regulatory interests in China’s emerging carbon markets. Lucas also worked for C2ES as a researcher focused on US and Chinese climate policy and macro energy trends. Before C2ES, Lucas worked for a private equity firm with interests in renewable energy projects and carbon markets.
He holds a BA in International Political Economy and Chinese from Fordham University in 2013, with graduate work in finance and economics at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins SAIS and Peking University.
His comment has been quoted by Reuters and Bloomberg, and work cited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, UK Energy Research Centre, Columbia Earth Institute, Harvard Law School, Fordham Law Schooland Resources for the Future. When not contemplating energy and carbon topics, he is likely listening to WNYC, learning Chinese idioms or exploring cities on bike.