Lucas is a reporter with Argus Media in Washington DC, where he covers renewable energy investments, EPA Clean Power Plan, state energy regulations and California and RGGI carbon markets. He cofounded the Carbon Eight Group based in Beijing. The firm supplied financial and regulatory analysis to stakeholders with interests in China's pilot carbon markets. Lucas previously worked for C2ES as a researcher focused on global energy trends and US-China climate policy. Before C2ES, he worked for a private equity firm with positions in renewable energy projects.
He holds bachelors in International Political Economy and Chinese from Fordham University, with graduate studies in finance and economics at Peking University, Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
He has been quoted by Bloomberg and Reuters, and cited by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, UK Energy Research Centre, Harvard Law School, Columbia Earth Institute and Resources for the Future. When not contemplating energy topics, he is likely listening to WNYC, learning Chinese idioms, reading postmodern fiction or biking.