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Title: Senior Scientist
Expertise: climate and energy
Peter is a Staff Scientist in the Climate and Energy program in the SEI-U.S. Seattle office.
His research focuses on climate change policy, with particular interests in the role of offsets in cap-and-trade programs, contribution of consumption and behavior change to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, industrial policy, and cities.
Current or recent projects include the development of a greenhouse gas tracking framework for a major U.S. metropolitan area (Seattle); a study on the quality and quantity of potential greenhouse gas offsets in the United States; a study on the role of international offsets in global climate mitigation; and a long-term emission reduction scenario for sustainable consumption and production in the United States.
Peter joined SEI in 2008 after 8 years consulting on environmental issues for cities and states throughout the United States. He received a B.A. from Carleton College in 1998, with a major in geology and extensive studies in mathematics.
A core framework and scenario for deep GHG reductions at the city scale (Journal article - 2013)
Greenhouse Gas Emissions in King County (Report - 2012)
A Consumption-Based GHG Inventory for the U.S. State of Oregon (Journal article - 2012)
Low-Greenhouse-Gas Consumption Strategies and Impacts on Developing Countries (Working paper - 2012)
Revisiting Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories (Journal article - 2012)