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Title: Senior Scientist
Role: Center Director, U.S.
Charlie Heaps is Senior Scientist and the Centre Director of SEI U.S.
He is the developer of LEAP: the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System, a leading energy and environmental planning tool used by many hundreds of organizations in over 140 countries worldwide .
For the last 16 years, Charlie has worked around the world conducting workshops, undertaking energy studies and providing training and assistance to users of LEAP. Charlie is also the manager of COMMEND, a five year initiative to foster a web-based community among developing country energy planners.
In addition to developing LEAP, Charlie has developed a range of other software tools and web sites for energy and environmental planning including GreenTrips (a web based tool for households to plan their transport emissions), and IDENTIFY (a spreadsheet-based tool for industrial climate mitigation project planning developed for UNIDO). Charlie has also been a major contributor to the development of other SEI software tools including WEAP, REAP and PoleStar.
Charlie received a Bachelor of Science degree (first class) in energy studies from the University College of Swansea in Wales, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Technology from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London in 1990.
SEI Research Synthesis: Climate change mitigation and bioenergy (Other publications - 2014)
Energy for a Shared Development Agenda: Global Scenarios and Governance Implications (Research report - 2012)
Europe's Share of the Climate Challenge (Report - 2009)
A Deep Carbon Reduction Scenario for China (Paper - 2009)
Energy Planning and Policy Analysis - LEAP (Fact sheet - 2008)