Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies

Event Description

Energy efficiency in emerging economies – A discussion with Eric Gibbs, Chief Program Offficer, CLASP


April 18, 2018 | 2:30-4pm
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Rome Building 812
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036


Energy efficiency presents major opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing economic growth in emerging economies. At this seminar Eric Gibbs, a SAIS alum and Chief Program Officer at CLASP, discusses the role of efficient appliances in improving energy access and meeting climate mitigation goals. He will also introduce the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program, which aims to significantly improve the efficiency and sustainability of air-conditioning and other cooling technologies. He will tell about CLASP’s work in this area and opportunities for SAIS students to engage. The discussion will be moderated by Johannes Urpelainen, the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment and the Founding Direct of ISEP.


About the Speaker


As Chief Programs Officer, Eric oversees all of CLASP’s product policy and analysis as well as market development programs and projects around the world. Eric found his way into this field after living in a rural Guatemalan village for a year after he graduated from the University of New Hampshire. From there, he received a master’s degree in International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS, spending the next 15 years working on energy infrastructure and energy access projects worldwide.


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