Stephane de la Rue du Can

Stephane de la Rue du Can

Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-7762


Stephane de la Rue du Can has more than 20 years of experience conducting innovative scientific research in the field of clean energy modeling and policy development in emerging economies. She joined Berkeley Lab in 2003, after working three years at the International Energy Agency in Paris. She has led or contributed to the authorship of numerous scientific journal articles and Berkeley Lab scientific reports with significant global environmental impacts.

Her work focuses on improving the scientific understanding of end-use energy consumption in developing economies, carbon dioxide emissions accounting methodologies, modeling future growth, assessing energy savings, developing emissions mitigation pathways, conducting cost benefit analysis, and promoting innovative energy efficiency policy. She has worked with policy makers in different parts of the world, and her work has contributed towards the development of new clean energy policies and programs in China, India, South Africa, Egypt, Benin, Ghana, and Uganda. Stephane leads the Energy Efficiency for Development (EE4D) program, which is a partnership between Berkeley Lab and USAID to provide partner countries technical assistance to implement interventions necessary to scaling up energy efficiency rapidly and effectively.

Stephane is an internationally recognized researcher who has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III since 2003. She was a contributing author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and she is a lead author of the Industry Chapter of the Sixth Assessment Report. Stephane is also a mentor to emerging leaders in the U.S. Department of State’s Techwomen Program and an active participant of the International Energy Analysis Department’s visiting scholar program at Berkeley Lab.

Here is an article about her work in Africa



2007 Nobel Peace Prize -  October 30th 2007

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory were important contributors to the research on global climate change that has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

The 2007 Peace Prize was awarded jointly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and to former Vice President Al Gore, Jr., "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."

William Collins and Inez Fung of the Earth Sciences Division (ESD), and Mark Levine, Surabi Menon, Evan Mills, Lynn Price, Jayant Sathaye, and Ernst Worrell of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) are among current members of Berkeley Lab who were leading authors of this year's IPCC working group reports.