Nate Aden is a Research Fellow with WRI’s Climate and Energy Program. As a member of the U.S. Climate Initiative, Nate researches industry energy use in the U.S. Midwest. In addition to analyzing data on industry energy use, Nate is working with regional stakeholders to realize efficiency, competitiveness, and emissions mitigation improvements.
Prior to joining WRI, Nate conducted energy efficiency research with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. Over five years with LBL, Nate’s projects were focused on energy efficiency policy, assessment of Chinese urban form energy use and emissions, Chinese energy data compilation, transport electrification and renewable electricity scenario analysis, the coal mining sector, and the steel sector. Prior to joining LBL Nate lived in Shanghai for 2.5 years, where he worked for the U.S. Consulate as an Agricultural Marketing Specialist. In combination with living in Singapore and miscellaneous travel to the region, Nate has lived in Asia for more than 10 years.
Nate holds a Master of Science degree from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. One of these years he plans to complete his PhD with the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley.