Nathaniel Aden researches topics related to energy efficiency in China. As a Senior Research Associate with the LBL China Energy Group, Nathaniel investigates the links between energy efficiency performance, government policy, and environmental impacts of energy consumption. Recent projects have included analyses of China’s energy-related carbon emissions, dynamics of coal industry growth, scenarios for China’s low-carbon development to 2025, metrics for quantifying steel industry energy efficiency, and methodologies for estimating the carbon embodiment of traded goods. Prior to LBL, Nathaniel lived and worked in China and Southeast Asia for more than ten years. In his free time Nathaniel is an aspiring cheese maker and avid rock climber.