David von Hippel
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Dr. David Von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate based in Eugene, Oregon. His work with Nautilus has centered on energy and environmental issues in Asia, and particularly in Northeast Asia. He has done extensive analyses of the patterns of fuels use and prospects for energy efficiency and energy sector redevelopment in North Korea, trained and worked with a group of Northeast Asian energy researchers to develop and evaluate the energy security implications of different energy paths for their countries, researched and assembled a regional workshop on the environmental impacts of power grid integration in Northeast Asia, evaluated the prospects for “clean coal” technologies in China, prepared reviews of rural electrification options and of the impacts of climate change/sea-level rise in Asia and the Pacific, and contributed to many other Nautilus projects. He is currently involved in several Nautilus initiatives, including the multi-nation Asia Energy Security Project, centered around energy paths analysis, and the related East Asia Science and Security Network, which focuses on potential nuclear materials issues in the region. Also for Nautilus, he is involved in preparing an update to Nautilus’ DPRK Energy Sector Analysis and in the DPRK Building Energy Efficiency Training project. In addition to his work with Nautilus, he works and has worked for a number of private and public agencies, including the World Bank, the United Nations and Tellus Institute/the Stockholm Environment Institute-US (Boston, MA), on a wide variety of topics ranging from utility planning and energy efficiency in the Middle East to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in several states and the Midwest region in the United States. Dr. Von Hippel holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Resources from the University of California-Berkeley, and M.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Oregon.