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 co-lead the Energy Efficiency for Development (EE4D) program with Michael McNeil, 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.