Telephone: +1 (617) 627 3786 x. 3#
Title: Senior Scientist
Role: Theme co-leader, Reducing Climate Risk
Charlie Heaps is a Senior Scientist at SEI-US and developer of LEAP, the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System.
From 2006 through 2014, he was also U.S. Centre Director.
LEAP, which Charlie has been developing since 1990, is a powerful, versatile software tool for integrated energy planning and climate change mitigation assessment. In 2014 alone, more than 2,000 people actively used the tool, and the LEAP online community, COMMEND, has grown to over 22,000 members in 191 countries.
Along with developing LEAP and managing COMMEND, Charlie works around the world conducting workshops, undertaking energy studies and providing training and assistance to users of LEAP.
Charlie has also developed a range of other software tools and websites 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).
In addition, Charlie has been a major contributor to the development of other SEI software tools, including WEAP, REAP and PoleStar.
Charlie has a B.S. (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.
The SEI Initiative on Low Emission Development Pathways (LED-P) (Fact sheet - 2016)
SEI Research Synthesis: Climate change mitigation and bioenergy (Other publications - 2014)
Strategies for Development of Green Energy Systems in Mongolia (Report - 2014)
Energy for a Shared Development Agenda: Global Scenarios and Governance Implications (Research report - 2012)
A Deep Carbon Reduction Scenario for China (Paper - 2009)
Europe's Share of the Climate Challenge (Report - 2009)
Energy Planning and Policy Analysis - LEAP (Fact sheet - 2008)
Sustainable Development in West Africa: Beginning the Process (Journal article - 1999)
Conventional Worlds:Technical Description of Bending the Curve Scenarios (Journal article - 1998)
LEAP Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning SystemUSER GUIDE for Version 95.0 Download file (Journal article - 1997)
The SEI/UNEP Fuel Chain Project: Methods, issues and case studies in developing countries (Journal article - 1995)
Methods for assessment of mitigation options appendixIV: Mitigation assessment Handbook (Journal article - 1994)
LEAP Overview. Version 94.0. 38 p. Available from SEI-Boston. LEAP User Guide. Version 94.0 (Journal article - 1993)