Dr. Bo Shen is an Energy/Environment Research Scientist in the International Energy Analysis Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). At LBNL, Dr. Shen pursues research on assessing potentials of and developing strategies for decarbonizing energy systems through improving energy efficiency and other demand-side solutions and promoting renewable energy, with a special focus on China. His research work covers a wide range of areas including energy efficiency policy and governance, techno-economic analysis of efficiency improvement and pollution reduction measures, energy management system, distributed energy resources, demand response, electricity market, green financing, carbon pricing, and emissions trading.
Dr. Shen has over 20 years of experience working in the energy field. Prior to joining LBNL in 2010, Dr. Shen led the China Energy Efficiency and Demand-Side Management (DSM) Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) where he worked with partners in providing policy support in facilitating energy efficiency improvement at the national level and designing and implementing DSM programs at the subnational level. Prior to NRDC, Dr. Shen worked for 8 years as a Senior Public Utilities Analyst for the State of Delaware on a broad range of policy and regulatory issues related to the public utilities and power sector. Dr. Shen has also served as an international expert for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, respectively, in a number of their technical assistance projects.
Dr. Shen has authored more than 40 refereed journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers. Currently, he served as an Associate Editor for Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment. Dr. Shen has a Ph.D. in energy and environmental policy, an MBA in finance/economics, a M.S. in Science and Technology Studies, all from the U.S. and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Peking University of China.