Vice-President, International Development Consulting, Nexant, Inc.
Dr. Peter du Pont has 30 years’ experience developing sustainable energy and efficiency programs in the U.S. and Asia. His career has been focused on understanding how to design and implement effective policies, programs, and market-based initiatives. Since 1989, he has worked extensively throughout the Asia region, in NGO, private-sector, and government-sector organizations to design and advise on the implementation of clean energy strategies and initiatives. Dr. du Pont has developed national demand-side management (DSM) plans for Thailand and Vietnam; has directed an international non-profit organization working on energy efficiency issues; has served as Secretariat to APEC’s Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation; and during 2006-2011 led the USAID ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program (ECO-Asia). He currently manages the development of Nexant’s clean energy business in the Asia region, focusing on technology assessments, technical due diligence of clean energy projects, and improving policy and regulatory frameworks. His main professional interest is in the development of business models, policy frameworks, and financial structures to stimulate a robust market for energy-efficiency projects and investments in the Asia region. Dr. du Pont holds a Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Policy from the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware, an M.P.H. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. in Environmental Biology from Yale University.