Senior Research Fellow, Energy Innovation Initiative.
Morgan Bazilian is the Deputy Director of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA). The Institute conducts leading-edge interdisciplinary research and provides objective and credible data, tools, and analysis to guide global energy investment and policy decisions. The institutional partners are the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU), the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), and Colorado State University (CSU). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Green Growth Institute.
Previously, Morgan was the Special Advisor to the Director-General of UNIDO on international energy policy. In this role he was deeply engaged with the design and implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative, and managed UN-Energy. UN-Energy is the UN’s interagency mechanism on all energy issues.
Prior to his time in the United Nations, he held a political appointment as Chief of Cabinet for the Minister of Energy in Ireland, after directing the clean energy division of Ireland’s national energy authority for several years.
Morgan has been the lead climate change negotiator for the European Union on low-carbon technology, and a member of the UNFCCC’s Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT). He has been a national representative to various International Energy Agency governing bodies and executive committees, as well as to the EU’s energy research and development programmes.
He holds a Ph.D. and Masters degrees related to the techno-economic aspects of energy systems, and has been a Fulbright Fellow. His book, Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security, was published by Elsevier Science in 2008 and remains a core reference in this area of energy policy. He holds senior research affiliations at Cambridge University and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
Dr. Bazilian annually supports the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (WEO), Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Global Futures, and serves as an advisor to the Novus Modus Fund, a €200M clean-tech venture capital vehicle. He has been a contributing author to the IPCC and the Global Energy Assessment.